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Quick Tip #78: I was shocked to learn this dirty little grocery secret!

by Jessica D (follow)
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Baby carrots are an Aussie favourite, preferred because of their miniature size and bright colour.

But everything you know about them is a lie, because baby carrots aren't even authentic!

Baby-cut carrots are produced en masse, with artificial size and colour. Shocking!


That is, "baby-cut carrots" are actually off-cuts from larger harvested carrots, which are marketed to the public as "baby carrots."

These off-cuts are shaped in miniatures by machine, and often bleached orange with chlorine and other additives - stripping the carrots of their nutritional properties.

So my quick tip? Ditch the tin of baby carrot lies, and dice up some whole organic carrots - your body will benefit from the truth!

Raw baby carrots don't grow to reach maturity, but still boast the same nutritional benefits of full-size vegetables. They're from the earth, not from a tin, so are much better for you!


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The chlorine is not to bleach them orange (carrots are naturally orange, what colour would they need to be to start with for bleaching them to make them orange?), it's to prevent food borne pathogens when the cut pieces are stored. It's also found in tap water. There's no evidence that this process strips the carrots of their nutritional properties.

It is a bit dodgy that they imply that the carrots are something they're not. If you check the packaging it should tell you whether they are "baby carrots" (the real deal) or "baby cut carrots" (bigger ones that have been cut down).

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