What’s not to love about baby carrots? They’re tasty, healthy, portable and adorable. Kids love them, they’re great at parties; they’re everything you’re looking for in a man and a snack food. But are they bad for you? And are they really babies? We’ve got the answers!
First, we’ll address the size issue. There are carrots that are harvested young or specially grown to be diminutive but those are generally rather expensive specialty items — not the ones most of us buy for under $2 a bag at the grocery store. Those are, in fact, cut up regular-size carrots. They are technically baby-cut carrots. Perhaps the most shocking thing about them is that they were ‘invented’ in the late 1980s! They seem like they’ve been around as long as vegetable dip and lunch boxes.