Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Baby Carrots -- MUST READ

I came across this article earlier today and thought that everyone should take a look at it.

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

What you may not know and should know is the

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

Since they do not have their skin or natural
protective covering, they give them a higher dose of

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

I used to buy those baby carrots for vegetable dips. Not
any more...

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