Do you eat baby carrots, I mean raw baby carrots? Well then, you would probably like to read this article that i got from my mail. It was sent to be by Momgen. Anyhow, I love carrots too and enjoying chewing it fresh. We used to buy baby carrots bu i can’t keep up eating all of them. And besides i prefer fresh pealed baby carrots. The article explained that store bought baby carrots is not advisable as it contains chlorine. Read this out;
The following is information from a farmer who grows and packages carrots for IGA, METRO, LOBLAWS, etc.
The small cocktail (baby) carrots you buy in small plastic bags are made using the larger crooked or deformed carrots which are put through a machine which cuts and shapes them into cocktail carrots – most people probably know this already.
What you may not know and should know is the following:
Once the carrots are cut and shaped into cocktail carrots they are dipped in a solution of water and chlorine in order to preserve them (this is the same chlorine used in your pool).
Since they do not have their skin or natural protective covering, they give them a higher dose of chlorine.
You will notice that once you keep these carrots in your refrigerator for a few days, a white covering will form on the carrots. This is the chlorine which resurfaces. At what cost do we put our health at risk to have esthetically pleasing vegetables?
Chlorine is a very well-known carcinogen, which causes Cancer. I thought this was worth passing on. Pass it on to as many people as possible in hopes of informing them where these carrots come from and how they are processed.
Confirmed by Snopes:
1. snopes.com: Baby Carrots ••••
Are baby carrots made from deformed full-sized carrots that have been soaked in chlorine?
…Carrot and Shtick Claim: Baby carrots are made from deformed full-sized carrots that have been permeated with chlorine. Example: [Collected via….
…carrots that you buy in grocery stores come from deformed crooked big carrots. They are put through a machine to become small cocktail carrots.