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Monday, July 4, 2016

Do You Still Eat Baby Carrots? After Reading This, You Won’t!

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by Amanda Froelich
True Activist

You'll be shocked to learn what solution baby carrots are dipped in to preserve their shelf life.

Carrots are part of a healthy diet, right? Well, if they’re organic, haven’t been processed, or dipped in chemical cleaners, absolutely. Carrots are an incredibly nutritious root vegetable to consume as they’re rich in fiber and vitamins A and C.

Of course, that doesn’t really apply to “baby” carrots, which are made from larger, crooked or deformed carrots. As Mercola relays, the bright orange, edible-looking bites are cut and shaped into cocktail carrots and are dipped in a solution of water and chlorine so they might be preserved.

Credit: David Wolfe

Why is this done? Well, as soon as a carrot turns white (also known as “white blushing”), the entire bag of carrots is pulled from the shelf. Obviously, that’s bad for business. To ‘remedy’ this, large-scale producers dip the “baby” carrots into a chlorine solution to prevent the white blushing from happening.
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