What you see: Mini roots or hair "strings" growing out the sides of your carrot. What is is: Lateral roots!Eat or toss: Eat! Or peel away if you’re peeling
Green areas inside your carrot?
What you see: Green inside your carrot What it is: Chlorophyll that developed after excess sun exposure Eat or toss: If it’s just a ring, like you see here
The carrots split!
What you see: A carrot that’s split What it is: The carrot literally cracked under pressure Eat or toss: Eat! It’s perfectly fine. Why is it OK to eat
A carrot with a white center
What you see: A carrot with a white "core."What it is: A perfectly fine, two-toned carrot Eat or toss: Eat! Here's why it's entirely OK to eat a carrot with
This carrot hasn’t taken a turn for the worse!
What you see: A very dramatically (or not so dramatically) bent carrot What it is: A perfectly edible carrot that hit an obstacle while it was growing Eat or
Are baby carrots with white stuff OK to eat?
What you see: A whitish film on baby carrots. What it is: The carrot is drying out or the carrot was physically damaged and the white stuff was its response to
The top of my carrot is green! Can I eat it?
What you see: The top of the carrot root, just before the leaves, is green. What it is: The carrot was likely exposed to the sun, causing chlorophyll to develop