Up until last week, I would go grocery shopping and buy the bags of organic baby carrots, because of the convenience. After I posted an Instagram pic of my snack, which included baby carrots, my friend mentioned that baby carrots are
soaked cleaned in chlorine.
Of course I googled it, and sure enough it’s true. Even the organic ones are, to help “clean” them apparently.
So being more heath conscience as I am nowadays, I made sure that at our next trip to the store I would skip the baby carrots and buy just plain ole’ organic carrots. At 3 lbs for $1.50, it’s even cheaper to buy than those bag of baby carrots.
Sad but true, I wasn’t sure how to store them. With the baby carrots from Costco, each bags was small enough to just grab and go.
How do you keep carrots fresh?
First off, as soon as you get them home, wash them. Like with most produce, you should wash them in a vinegar & water mixture – I usually do a 80/20 mix.
Next, you want to cut the stems off and peel your carrots. I like to chop them up into smaller pieces, that way I can just grab a few for snacks and what not. Then stick them in a container, fill it with water so most of the carrots are covered, and refrigerate.
It’s also a good idea to change the water every few days, but this way the carrots will stay fresh and crisp for weeks!