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Do carrots get hairier the longer they sit in your fridge?

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Do carrots get hairier the longer they sit in your fridge?

Postby Paco » Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:17 am

Seriously, this has been bothering me for a while now. I usually buy the 5 pound bag, and sometimes when I don't feel like being healthy, I let them go a while.

By the time I get to the bottom of the bag, I'll pull out one of the lucky ones that I haven't eaten yet. These things have that stringy hair stuff growing off them. I HAVE to peel them then. I swear they aren't like that when the bag is new, but time makes them change?

Am I right? Anyone agree? Or am I out to lunch...
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Postby roadkill bill » Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:01 am

They're roots. No, really.
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Postby meowzamusic » Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:03 pm

Boy I hope there aren't any members of Congress reading this thread...
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Postby TheBookPolice » Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:36 pm

meowzamusic wrote:Boy I hope there aren't any members of Congress reading this thread...


Well, you know what "they" say..."if there's hair on the carrot, you can ask them to bare it."
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Re: Do carrots get hairier the longer they sit in your fridg

Postby fennel » Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:23 pm

Paco wrote: ... when I don't feel like being healthy, I let them go a while.

Yep, these are just roots. But if you take the time to find good carrots, you won't think of them when you're feeling healthy; you'll think of them when you're feeling hungry. I don't know who the good local growers are, but the difference between a good local carrot and a california industrial organic is like the best clover honey compared to liquefied clay. I do know they prefer sandy, alkaline soil.

In the meantime, give the hairy beasts a good rinse and toss 'em in the pot.
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