bitter carrots??

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mickeyboy

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Re: bitter carrots??
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2010, 18:47 »
ahhh sorted, i have waited for them to get a bit bigger and peeled them and they are lovely. The bitterness was definitly in the skins. dohh :D
new to this, so all help and advice is greatly appreciated and well needed!!

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mark0912

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Re: bitter carrots??
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2010, 21:42 »
good to know. had a few very small baby carrots last week and they were very bitter!

now to look forward to them getting tasty!

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pairofacres

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Re: bitter carrots??
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2010, 22:29 »
Was just reading a bit of info on the Carrot Museum website, planning how to grow a better crop next year, when I stumbled across this page.

In the footnote at the bottom of the page, it mentions bitter carrots being due to higher levels of antioxidants. So those of us with a bitter crop may also have a healthier crop  :)

The article also states that increased antioxidant levels can be induced by causing the plants stress - so I'd guess the reason people are experiencing the bitter taste is probably the weather this year causing the plants to struggle, producing higher antioxidant levels.



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