So, you may have encountered picking some carrots and you notice after a while it begins to sprout some small roots. Then you’re wondering if they are still safe to cook and consume. Or if cooking these sprouted carrots will have any effects on the taste of your food. Well, the answer is simply yes! You can certainly eat carrots that have sprouted.
People often wonder what to do with sprouted carrots. Carrot sprouting after harvesting them is not uncommon. But generally, carrots that have sprouted are still viable to eat or consume. All you need do is to simply remove or peel off the small roots and consume.
Carrots are root vegetables so this means the carrots we consume are typically roots that have developed in their first year. If the carrot which is the root vegetable was left in the ground to continue to grow, it will give rise to a group of flowers above the ground.
Why Do Carrots Sprout Even After Harvesting And Storing
If you wish to prevent your carrots from growing small roots or sprouting while you store them, simply remove the greens on the top before you store them. Removing the greens on top of the carrots will deprive the carrots of moisture as time goes on.