Baby Carrots and Chlorine

Baby carrots and chlorine: you buy in the supermarkets !

The following is information from a farmer who grows and packages carrots for IGA, METRO, LOBLAWS, etc.

No peeling, no washing, ready to eat.

Office and industrial workers are snacking on them, and they even show up in kid's lunchboxes

The small cocktail (baby) carrots you buy in small plastic bags are made using the larger crooked or deformed carrots

Carrots are put through a machine which cuts and shapes them into cocktail carrots .

Some people know this already but most people probably do not know about procedure

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 acidic water and chlorine in order to preserve them

This is the same chlorine used your swimming pool

Since they do not have their skin or natural protective covering, they need a higher dosage of chlorine.

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 which are practically plastic?

We do hope that this information can be passed on to as many people as possible in the hopes of informing them where these carrots come from and how they are processed.

Chlorine is a very well known carcinogen?

A carcinogen is a substance that is capable of causing cancer in humans or animals

True facts about carrot :

Carrots are a root vegetable

They were purple, red, white, and yellow, but never orange

Carrots are about 87% water.

Orange carrots get their color from beta carotene.

They have more beta carotene than any other vegetable.

One cup of carrots has 16,679 IU of beta-carotene

Harvard research found a strong inverse relationship between diets rich in carrots and the incidence of stroke

Women who ate five or more servings of carrots weekly had a 68% per cent lower risk

Baby carrots and chlorine: when is a carrot not a carrot?

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