View Full Version : What are "juicing carrots"?
01-24-2009, 06:33 PM
When I was at the grocery store today they had huge bags of carrots labeled 'juicing carrots'. Is there something different about these carrots vs. other carrots, or is it simply labeled that way because the only people buying these monster bags are the ones who juice? Any idea?
01-24-2009, 07:47 PM
i believe (don't know for sure though) that juicing carrots are often more bitter/old/broken etc. but i'm not sure.
01-24-2009, 07:52 PM
Are they maybe the ones they use in juice bars? Juice bar carrot juice is YUCK (even though it's organic), carrot juice at home is delightful. I think it's those big carrots they use. :(
01-24-2009, 08:17 PM
I have no idea although I use to purchase and use a 25# bag a week. They were fine.
01-24-2009, 08:57 PM
I make juice at home out of those big "juicing carrots" in the 25 pound bags, and it's very yummy. I asked someone at Whole Foods about this; he said the only difference between them is that table carrots look nicer than the juicing ones. I find the brand makes a really big difference in the taste of the juice.
Lady Green Jeans
01-24-2009, 09:11 PM
I was told the large 25- or 50-lb bags were more mature carrots and/or the "not as pretty" as the smaller bags. Some places by me also label them "horse carrots." Don't know about the taste difference from smaller packages as I never had the need for such a large quantity and did not purchase. Kind of got away from carrot juice early on as someone noted the high sugar content, but many many do really well with it in their daily intake.
01-24-2009, 11:53 PM
My organic farmer sells 25 lb bags of his broken carrots as "juicing" carrots, but normally it's just a juicier carrot. As is true for all plants, there are hundreds of different types of carrots. There are some that are cultivated specifically for their sugar content and some just hold more water than others and are better for juicing.
Crazy Healer Lady
01-25-2009, 02:16 AM
Juicing carrots are carrots sold to be juiced. As stated, these will be the mature ones, the thick and gnarled ones, and often they are juicier (in my experience, but maybe it's just the brand).
I buy a 10lb bag of juicing carrots per week, and that lasts my bf and I juicing 3-6x/week and I use the rest as I would regular carrots. Yum yum fresh local organic - you can taste the difference between them and the bitter, dry ones in stores. ALMOST as good as the ones I would grow at my old house.
01-25-2009, 07:46 AM
It's just a selling tool. Those are the Bags they used to only sell to Horse owners. And Juicers would buy them because you could get a large bag for $3 (25lb) which they would deliver them to you. They were the bottom of the Barrel Carrots but Juicers found no problem with them and begin to use them, then Stores began to sell them and the rest is History. All this happened in the 70's.
01-25-2009, 07:57 AM
Thanks for all the input, folks! Curiosity sated. ;)
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