Carrots sprouting roots in the fridge

Discussion in 'Free Thoughts' started by greenberg, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. greenberg

    greenberg until the end of the world

    Hi there.


    A couple of weeks back, I bought a 2 pound package of fresh carrots and put it in the fridge. I'm not a terrible fan of vegetables, so I'm not eating them very avidly. (The package in the fridge is half open, so air is inside.)

    It turns out that in the meantime, the carrots started sprouting roots! Some of the smaller carrots dried up; some started to rot; and the majority is sprouting roots.

    Is there anything wrong with those carrots that started sprouting?
    I tried some of the sprouting carrots. I peeled off the skin and the roots. Those carrots only seem to taste more bland, but otherwise, seem fine.

    I've heard that potatoes, once they start sprouting, aren't edible anymore because their chemical composition changes (even though they still look fine otherwise). :confused:
     
  2. sowhatifit'sdark

    sowhatifit'sdark Valued Senior Member

    I am pretty sure they are OK to eat. They tast more bland because they are growing and using their sugars to grow.
     
  3. John99

    John99 Banned

    Onions do that too, eat them.
     
  4. sowhatifit'sdark

    sowhatifit'sdark Valued Senior Member

    I should have added that with potatoes the eyes are poisonous, so if you have a lot of roots and not much potato there is little point in cutting all the roots off and eating the rest.
     
  5. Orleander

    Orleander OH JOY!!!!

    they're poisonous? How many would you have to eat to become ill?
     
  6. John99

    John99 Banned

    Honestly i never heard of anyone dying from eating a carrot. Perhaps you should eat the carrot.
     
  7. lucifers angel

    lucifers angel same shit, differant day!!


    they are ok to eat just make sure that you wash them and peal them properly
     
  8. Bells

    Bells Frostbite!

    Yeah. If the potatoes skin is green or turns green or they start to sprout, don't bother eating them. And don't give them to small children either.

    You'd have to eat a lot of green coloured potatoes to get sick, but it's not something you'd want to take a risk with. Especially with small children or babies.

     
  9. domesticated om

    domesticated om Interplanetary homesteader

    Usually, when carrots start spouting roots, it's because they have entered their shedding phase. It's during this phase that the carrot attempts to reproduce by overpowering a living host with it's root system, and infecting the hosts tissue.
    The symptoms of carrot infection are commonly large blisters with grow to enormous size, and burst - releasing thousands of baby carrots.

    Carrot infection is lethal in 99.99% of people who contract it. You should dispose of any dry, rotten, or plain tasting carrots whenever you see roots


    [​IMG]
    Here is a bag of highly infectious baby carrots after having been surgically removed from one of the wounds of a terminal patient
     
  10. cosmictraveler

    cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always.

    I once had a severed head in my refrigerator that kept winking at me!! :eek:
     
  11. draqon

    draqon Banned

    I luv carrots, if their sprouting, go an grow them in a pot
     
  12. Orleander

    Orleander OH JOY!!!!

    where do carrot seeds come from?
     
  13. domesticated om

    domesticated om Interplanetary homesteader

    BTW (on a more serious note)--- I was unable to find anything about stored carrots becoming poisonous. The closest I found was about "poisonous species of carrot".

    I seem to recall my grandmother mentioning the ends of the carrot being harmful due to a type of fungus (the tip, and the end next to the stalk).......however, I think that was a myth
     
  14. draqon

    draqon Banned

    carrots might harbor Sclerotinia mold on them...and that is poisonous
     
  15. domesticated om

    domesticated om Interplanetary homesteader

    Ah -- n/m. Grandma was right
     
  16. cosmictraveler

    cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always.

    In early use, carrots were grown for their aromatic leaves and seeds, not their roots. Some relatives of the carrot are still grown for these, such as parsley, fennel, dill and cumin. The first mention of the root in classical sources is in the 1st century CE. The modern carrot appears to have been introduced to Europe in the 8-10th centuries
     
  17. Enmos

    Enmos Moderator

    Haha you eat them don't you ? :p
     
  18. shorty_37

    shorty_37 Go! Canada Go!

    It would certainly explain some things ;)
     
  19. Enmos

    Enmos Moderator

    Oh lol.. Orleander I don't mean to single you out but.. come on.. :bugeye:
     
  20. draqon

    draqon Banned

    she is an American.
     

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