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Myth: Baby carrots are carved from deformed crooked carrots and are soaked in chlorine.

According to Snopes.com, while miniature (baby) carrots once were whittled down from larger misshapen carrots Ė though no less in taste quality Ė the smaller carrots are now specially bred for higher sugar content because the added sweetness is more appealing to children. Further, an antimicrobial mixture is used to ďminimize contamination of the finished productĒ but they are washed afterward with potable water. The whitish color we see on baby carrots sometimes after purchase is not chlorine but instead the drying out of the carrotís cut surface

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