THE ONLY WAY TO STOP CARROTS FROM TASTING SOAPY

 
THE ONLY WAY TO STOP CARROTS FROM TASTING SOAPY

The only way to stop carrots from tasting soapy

Have you ever wondered why some carrots taste like soap? If you've ever seen this strange and unpleasant phenomenon - maybe when you're trying to enjoy fresh carrots in hummus or something - you might be wondering if your carrots haven't been washed properly. , or worse, if pesticides or other substances or harmful chemicals have entered the carrot itself. The good news is that the soapy taste found in carrots are caused by natural occurrence compound in the carrot like many other fruits and vegetables, carrots contain compounds called terpenes and terpenoids.

The reason raw carrots taste soapy

Most raw carrots don't initially taste like soap. Why would they be a popular vegetable if so? No, carrots taste like soap because of a chemical reaction in your refrigerator.
 
Carrots get their characteristic flavor from compounds called terpenoids. Some terpenoids can have a bitter flavor, and carrots we perceive to have a sweet flavor with a good balance of sweet and slightly bitter terpenoids. 

Fresh produce give off harmless ethylene gas, some (like apples and bananas) more than others. Ethylene causes carrots to produce more terpenoids and, once they reach critical mass, gives them a stimulating, soapy taste that is especially noticeable when you eat it raw.

If your carrots have been sealed improperly or stored in a soft place with many other fruits and vegetables that produce ethylene, the soapy taste will reveal itself.
 
Terpenoids are highest when carrots are young, so carrots harvested early can be bitter. But baby carrots are actually made from mature carrots, so if you have baby carrots, storage may be the reason.

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How to stop carrots from from tasting soapy

 If you have baby carrots, as soon as you get back from the store, put them in the bag they came in and drain. Then place them in an airtight container or zip-top bag. Keeping them sealed will help the ethylene gas that falls around the fridge not to reach them more quickly, and it will help keep the carrots from dying. 

 One rule for large, normal, unpeeled carrots: store them in an airtight container. If the bag the carrots came in is loose or rotten, consider moving the carrot to a new, sturdy bag. And if your carrots have a green attach, remove them and store them separately as if they were herbs (you can also make a batch of carrot top pesto while you're at it). Store carrots in the refrigerator away from apples, pears and other fruits that will release ethylene gas that causes soap. 

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Are soapy tasting carrots safe to eat? 

Yes! They are very tasty. But all is not lost. These carrots taste delicious right after cooking, so consider adding glazed carrots to the menu tonight.

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