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** The Truth About Baby Carrots **

By Lisa, on December 11th, 2012

The Truth About Baby Carrots by 100 Days of Real FoodWho would have guessed
that one of the most “viral” things I’ve ever posted on Facebook
would be about organic baby carrots? Clearly people want to understand


how are baby carrots made

Baby carrot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


** Baby carrot **

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A *baby carrot* is an immature carrot; a /baby cut/ carrot, often marketed
as "baby carrots", is a mature carrot that has been cut and peeled in the
"baby-cut" style.


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*Baby carrots[edit]*

Baby Carrots

The immature roots of the carrot plant are sometimes harvested simply as
the result of crop thinning, but are also grown to this size as a specialty
crop.^[1] Certain cultivars of carrots have been bred to be used at the
"baby" stage. One such cultivar is 'Amsterdam Forcing'. This process was
developed at Beechnut Farms, bought by Zellwin Farms. These farms
originally developed food for WWII, but wanted to sell food for civilians.
A team of two led the research. From an interview, they were originally to
be called "carettes".^[/citation needed/] According to Dole, baby carrots
are sweeter and more tender than full-grown carrots.^[1]

*"Baby-cut" carrots[edit]*

"Baby-cut" carrots

Taking fully grown carrots and cutting them to make them smaller was the
idea of California farmer Mike Yurosek.^[2] Yurosek was unhappy at having
to discard carrots because of slight rotting or imperfections, and looked
for a way to reclaim what would otherwise be a waste product. He was able
to acquire an industrial green bean cutter, which cut his carrots into two
lengths, and by placing these lengths into a potato peeler, he created the
original "baby-cut" carrot, branded "Bunny-Luv".

In 2006, nearly three-quarters of the fresh baby-cut carrots produced in
the United States came from Bakersfield, California.^[2]Bolthouse Farms and
Grimmway Farms are the world's two largest growers, processors, and
shippers of baby-cut carrots.^[3] The


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