Wednesday, February 15, 2012

What you might not know.....let's make 2012 a healthier one..

Baby Carrots:

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 coveringwill 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.

I used to buy those baby carrots for vegetable dips. I know that I will never buy them again!!!!

Confirmed by Snopes:


  1. Thank you! I had no idea! I'm not buying those ever again! Wow!

  2. Me either Pat. I have bought those too for stews. YIKES, what a dissapointment. I've been doing alot more shopping at Farmer's market. Also trying quoina for the first time tonight with aspargus and hoping to make a sort of salad, with o/o and lemon.

  3. You may want to read more about this on Snopes - a good source to validate this type of message...

  4. Jen,
    Thanks so much for the link..

  5. I had no idea, I do not buy them often, as I do no mind cutting up carrots. But I will never buy them again. Thanks for the info.