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Are Baby Carrots as Good for You as Full Size?

Baby Carrots Snack

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  • Carrots are a popular snack food in the U.S. as they are easy, sweet and go well with a number of different dipping sauces, such as humus
  • While baby carrots are nutrient-dense, they also are bathed in chlorine before sale, increasing the risk of exposure to disinfection byproducts, some of the most dangerous chemicals to your health
  • Cooking and cutting whole unprocessed carrots may release more beneficial and powerful antioxidants in the vegetable

By Dr. Mercola

Carrots, and especially baby carrots, are a popular snack in the U.S., for adults and children alike. Parents use the bite-sized, sweet treats in children's lunches to boost the nutrient value of their mid-day meal. They are easy to dip, snack on and require little to no preparation.


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