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    Just had an argument with friends in the kitchen about eating carrots. My buddy, the chef, says to peel them. His reasonings are that the outer skin is waxy and has dirt on it.

    I think that it's natural to have the skin, and the dirt has vitamin b-12 in it. If they're organic carrots, what's the problem?

    What's everyone else do?

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    If they're organic, I would keep the skins on. Just wash them well so there's no grit.

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    i don't peel anything unless it's an inedible skin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by naiadknight View Post
    i don't peel anything unless it's an inedible skin.
    same here. but that's mostly because I'm lazy...

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    I have never in my life peeled a carrot.
    Seems pointless.

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    leave the skin on....but in the world of fine dining they want it off....for appeal.
    Last edited by janagram; 12-10-2010 at 02:02 PM.

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    I never peel any root vegetables. It's where all the nutrients are (so I've heard...possibly fallacious). I'll scrub 'em if dirty, but never peel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlh View Post
    I never peel any root vegetables. It's where all the nutrients are (so I've heard...possibly fallacious). I'll scrub 'em if dirty, but never peel.
    Its also often where the antinutrients are. Its safest to peel root vegetables, as much as I prefer not to. Don't know of any problem with carrot skin though
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    I never peel carrots. A certain amount of dirt is good for you. Besides that, I'm lazy.

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    If they are really dirty I scrub them under the tap, otherwise, eat it, it has the best nutrients.
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