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Carrot- skins or peeled?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 22, 2011 at 10:02 PM

I like my carrots with the skin on. Everyone I know peels their carrots.. well except my Mom; which may be why I like the skin on.
I am just curious if the paleo folks are more inclined to keep the skin on? :D

215d3126214343a5760316f195a06b97

on June 23, 2011
at 05:57 PM

lol I guess I say peel because I have seen people use a peeler to "skin" them.

446d2dddaeeccb2cc31a09cf20e40d46

(676)

on June 23, 2011
at 01:02 PM

Exactly what I thought when I read the question. +1

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 23, 2011
at 03:49 AM

I don't actually know for sure. I've only heard that their properties are positive.

C3edabc6267abec9b5f8178e5d73552c

(725)

on June 23, 2011
at 03:11 AM

this may be an dumb question but theoretically, is eating something that is an anti-bacterial a good thing? Won't they kill probiotics the same way antibiotics do?

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on June 23, 2011
at 01:34 AM

I never peel zucchini!

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 23, 2011
at 01:33 AM

Yeah I'm pretty much there. Although I always peel our zucchini. I don't think that skin is edible. I actually peel white potatoes more than I used to but I don't sweat it either way. I actually enjoy the skin on the sweets. I like biting through it to the mushy cooked inside:)

4b61b13ed39e5c5d01fe234900cadcf8

(1138)

on June 23, 2011
at 12:10 AM

Me too! I see a recipe that calls for peeled carrots and I laugh. Never have seen the point!

215d3126214343a5760316f195a06b97

on June 22, 2011
at 10:45 PM

I keep the skin on sweet potatoes also :D I think I keep the skins on everything now that I think about it.

34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

(4171)

on June 22, 2011
at 10:24 PM

Good question, my mom always left the skin on too, she said all the vitamins were there - this was before organic though - maybe she meant that's where all the pesticides are lol

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87e9b93ebba7282403395c9e2ad887a5

on June 22, 2011
at 11:14 PM

I'm just too lazy to peel the carrots. That's why I eat the peel.

446d2dddaeeccb2cc31a09cf20e40d46

(676)

on June 23, 2011
at 01:02 PM

Exactly what I thought when I read the question. +1

4b61b13ed39e5c5d01fe234900cadcf8

(1138)

on June 23, 2011
at 12:10 AM

Me too! I see a recipe that calls for peeled carrots and I laugh. Never have seen the point!

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0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 22, 2011
at 10:28 PM

Carrot peels are anti-fungal & anti-bacterial. SO much so that it is recommended not to put too many in your compost because they may kill the bacteria and fungi that the worms use for food. So, I eat them, a little each day.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 23, 2011
at 03:49 AM

I don't actually know for sure. I've only heard that their properties are positive.

C3edabc6267abec9b5f8178e5d73552c

(725)

on June 23, 2011
at 03:11 AM

this may be an dumb question but theoretically, is eating something that is an anti-bacterial a good thing? Won't they kill probiotics the same way antibiotics do?

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B9cc28905ec54389c47cde031d709703

on June 23, 2011
at 10:24 AM

I have to admit this is the first time I've ever heard anybody referring to skinning a carrot as peeling a carrot. When I thinking peeling I think of peeling an orange. When I think of skinning I think of carrots and potatoes. Funny.

I mix it up depending on how smooth the skins are, if the skins are fairly smooth I'll just boil them as is, but if the carrots have a lot of grooves and I don't want to feel bits of dirt in my mouth I'll skin them.

215d3126214343a5760316f195a06b97

on June 23, 2011
at 05:57 PM

lol I guess I say peel because I have seen people use a peeler to "skin" them.

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1bd4ea62097aa99c8cbef8aa5d02db77

on June 23, 2011
at 04:13 AM

Carrots don't really have a discernible skin to me, so I eat it. The skin looks and feels like the flesh right under the skin when you peel it, except that it's bumpier because it hasn't been run through a peeler.

Do the big huge carrots have a thicker skin, maybe?

I think this would have more to do with how you ate carrots growing up than your chosen diet as an adult.

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667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 22, 2011
at 10:32 PM

i always leave the skin on. It is a veg that i'm sure to always buy organic, though.

growing up we'd never skin them, if it matters.

and since its somewhat related, i never peel sweet potatoes and peel about half our white potatoes.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 23, 2011
at 01:33 AM

Yeah I'm pretty much there. Although I always peel our zucchini. I don't think that skin is edible. I actually peel white potatoes more than I used to but I don't sweat it either way. I actually enjoy the skin on the sweets. I like biting through it to the mushy cooked inside:)

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on June 23, 2011
at 01:34 AM

I never peel zucchini!

215d3126214343a5760316f195a06b97

on June 22, 2011
at 10:45 PM

I keep the skin on sweet potatoes also :D I think I keep the skins on everything now that I think about it.

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0a2dd50f2d3951bf3fb83fc4638c9512

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on June 22, 2011
at 10:28 PM

Only time I peel carrots is if I'm using them in something that I want to look particularly nice. Otherwise, I just rinse them and use them. Lots of fiber and nutrients in that thin layer.

(The pesticides, if there are any, are distributed throughout the whole carrot, unfortunately. Try to stick with organic. Ever notice how much sweeter they are anyways?)

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306aa57660d911781231f8090c2a5619

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on June 23, 2011
at 04:36 AM

When I make boiled carrots for the baby and she smashes them around, the peels come off and get stuck all over. That's the only context in which I've ever even noticed them, and it certainly isn't enough to make me go through the bother of peeling them, though it does help me see why it might be a step in a recipe for a formal dish.

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A31b063c5866c08aa9968a8f2f1e9949

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on June 23, 2011
at 12:09 AM

I never peel baby size carrots. (Of course, they do for me when they cut them down from full-size ones.) I rarely eat full-size ones, but I would probably peel them.

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016f40cd12d4afd408b51d0b00ea6b67

on June 22, 2011
at 11:27 PM

I always eat the skin, although my husband won't. I was raised with skin on, he was raised with it off.

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