MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Do Baby Carrots Always Seem To Be Wet?

You’ve probably noticed that there are three main differences between carrots & baby carrots.  Baby carrots are smaller, obviously…they often come in a bag…and they’re almost always wet. Which begs the question, why are they always so wet?

Well, the experts at Dollar Shave Club looked into it, and it all goes back to how they’re made. Baby carrots do not pop out of the ground as little stubs.  Instead, they’re created from regular carrots that are too unattractive to sell.  Those ugly carrots are cut into chunks & put into a “polishing drum” that uses water to whittle them down. So that’s part of the reason. 

Water is also added to the bag before it’s sealed to keep them moist.  That’s because baby carrots lose their skin while they’re being smoothed out, and that makes them VERY vulnerable to drying out. If you’ve ever left them sitting out, you know they get dry, and a white film forms on them. And that white film, by the way, IS safe to eat.

Just remember the phrase that I live by, when it comes to baby carrots: “The wetter the carrot, the better the carrot!”

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