Tiny well-spoken carrots which have been perfect for snacking as well as dipping dont essentially grow which way. Find out how theyre made, as well as why its OK to munch upon them.The HistoryBaby carrots were invented by a California carrot farmer, Mike Yurosek. In a early 1980s, Yurosek found which many of his carrots were not saleable because they were ugly they werent a size or shape which could be sold at a grocery store. Instead of tossing these ugly carrots, he used an industrial bean cutter to shape them in to what have been now called baby carrots.The success of baby carrots was overwhelming. By 1987, carrot consumption had increased by 30 percent. Today, baby carrots consist of 70 percent of total carrot sales.Creating Baby CarrotsBolthouse Farms is a single association which grows as well as packages baby carrots. Scott LaPorta, president of Bolthouse Farms, explains which a association began noticing which damaged pieces of carrots were cast aside. So they began bark as well as moulding a damaged as well as little carrots in to 2-inch pieces, as well as thats how a thought of baby carrots came to be for Bolthouse Farms. It was our solution to reducing food wastewhile providing consumers with an appealing as well as tasty new option, he says. The mini carrots inspired one more carrot varieties for a company, including chips as well as matchstix cuts.To give an thought of how baby carrots go from plantation to table, LaPorta explained a way Bolthouse Farms does it. First, full-sized carrots have been harvested from a fields, as well as have been rught away put in trucks as well as taken to a facility in Bakersfield, Calif. There, they get cleared as well as sorted by size, as well as then cut, peeled as well as discriminating in to 2-inch pieces. The entire process, from harvesting to packaging, takes reduction than 48 hours.One concern about baby carrots has been a rinsing process, especially when chlorine is used. However, since carrots do grow underground, there is a food safety concern. After being harvested, carrots receive a gentle wash in a small volume of chlorine (the volume is reduction than is present in everyday tap drinking water), a common use used with fresh-cut produce. Before being dried as well as bagged, however, a carrots have been thoroughly rinsed to remove any additional chlorine.Nutrition InfoBecause of a moulding as well as bark of baby carrots, some of a nutrients have been lost. However, baby carrots have been still jam-packed with nutrition. One medium baby carrot provides 5 calories as well as 1 gram of carbs, as well as is giveaway of fat as well as cholesterol. Its also an excellent source of vitamin A: One baby carrot provides close to 30 percent of a recommended daily amount.Purchasing as well as StorageWhen purchasing baby carrots, check a use by date upon a package. The wetness in a bag is normal. Its essentially filtered tap H2O which helps keep a unfeeling hydrated. For a best quality, store unopened bags of baby carrots in a refrigerator as well as eat them inside of 30 days after a wrapping date.Photograph courtesy of Bolthouse FarmsToby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian as well as consultant who specializes in food safety as well as culinary nutrition. She is a author of The Greek Yogurt Kitchen: More Than 130 Delicious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of a Day.