Grimmway Farms, a producer of baby-cut carrots, explained that the chlorine solution is within the limits set by the EPA and is comparable to the amount of chlorine found in tap water. Believe me or not, but it's true. Third, the carrots are dipped, not soaked. If the chlorine concerns you (which I think it should), purchase organic baby-cut carrots instead! * 18. Any pre-cut vegetables go through a similar process — even organic salad mixes. A lot of emails have been circulating about baby carrots being bad for us to eat. image by nanao wagatsuma via wikimedia. Prepackaged baby carrots, sliced carrot “chips”, and carrot matchsticks were on my grocery list pretty much every week. The white blush described in the email does occur, after a time, on some bagged baby carrots.This white blush has nothing whatsoever to do with chlorine and the claim that chlorine “resurfaces” makes it seem as if chlorine is absorbed by the carrot and then leaches to the surface, causing the white blush. Lets hear what the experts have to say. "The reason they do it is because they want to have it for safety. Baby carrots (and most pre-cut veggies on the market) are cleaned using water that contains some chlorine for food safety. Yes, the fact that baby carrots are rinsed in chlorine makes your skin crawl a bit. You can also go find the patented information on washing carrots and the dilution rate of the chlorine the carrots are dipped in, if that matters to you. The chlorine is used to limit the risk of food-borne illnesses such as E.coli. The following is information from a farmer who grows and packages carrots for IGA, METRO, LOBLAWS, etc. Compared to the larger carrots they produce, Bolthouse Farms uses a different seed for growing baby carrots. According to the Water Quality and Health Council, there has been a myth floating around for years that the white film on baby carrots is chlorine residue from carrot processing.Some even think that this so-called “chlorine” is a cancer risk to people. Young “baby” carrots. And a quick search (which I am too lazy to do now) on google… To reduce microbial contamination, “baby-cut” carrots may be treated with small amounts of a weak chlorine solution. A deluge of chain-emails were sent about claiming that the baby carrots were soaked in a chlorine bath and that the white blush that appears on the surface is the chlorine coming to the surface. This is unconfirmed. Mar 19, 2012 - We eat a lot of baby carrots at our house. He peeled them and then sold them as a snack. It is an all-natural alternative and is used with much other organic produce. I like baby carrots and find them convenient and my children like them. Posts may contain affiliate, sponsorship and/or partnership links for products Food Babe has approved and researched herself. —A.K., Antioch, Ill. Yes—and so are some whole carrots, as well as many other vegetables. Despite their nutritional benefits, baby carrots have been criticized for being “unsafe” due to part of their cleansing process, which uses a chlorine bath. Bolthouse Farms and Grimmway Farms are the world's two largest growers, processors, and shippers of baby-cut carrots. The following is information from a farmer who grows and packages carrots for IGA, METRO, LOBLAWS, etc. Are Baby Carrots “Soaked in Chlorine?” There’s a pretty big rumor going around that peeled baby carrots are “soaked in a chlorine solution.” Some even take it so far as to say what makes these carrots turn white over time is the chlorine coming to the surface. 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