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
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.