Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Baby carrots and chlorine

The below comes from one of our readers - Thanks Jennifer.

Subject: Here is a link to information about baby carrots and chlorine.

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 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 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.

Please let us make this information available to as many people as possible.

If you care about your family and friends, pass it on.

1 comment:

allen said...

what a bunch of baloney. look up the real story. the white "stuff" happens with carrots that have not been washed. try cutting open a carrot and leaving it on the counter for an hour. you will see the same thing. chlorine is a gas at room temperature and leaves no trace of it's previous existence.