I may be the last one to know this...

1/12/2010 12:01:00 AM
“Baby” carrots are the product of modern technology.

They are actually specially formed by a machine that cuts them out from full sized older carrots. Some “growers” add green food coloring at the “stem” for further effect. One way to tell if a baby carrot is truly a baby carrot is to read its packaging. The common “baby carrots” sold in the grocery store will actually say “baby cut” carrots.

From here.

4 comments:

  1. Yep. They get cut and then get run through these tumblers to smooth off the outer layer and round the corners. Then, they're soaked in a water/chlorine mixture to preserve them.

    BLECH.

    I think this is why they don't taste as good/sweet. Al

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  2. i had no idea.

    yuck. no more baby carrots.

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  3. I seriously thought they grew that way, until I saw a TV program last week that told me otherwise. I feel duped!

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