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Old 07-14-2011, 05:06 PM   #1
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Elderly baby carrots

I found a package of baby carrots in the fridge that I should have "used by June 6". They were well sealed, taste fine, and have no mold. I plan on roasting them with some (fresh) cauliflower. Should be OK, si?
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I would think so. Root vegetables can be stored to last all winter.
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I would think so. Root vegetables can be stored to last all winter.
Good point, Zhizara. Thanks!
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Baby carrots tell you when they're bad. They'll be slimy or moldy or just generally look really bad.
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Baby carrots tell you when they're bad. They'll be slimy or moldy or just generally look really bad.
I went ahead and roasted them. They turned out fine! They looked a bit dried out initially out of the package, but no mold or slime.

I usually freeze veg before the use by date, missed 'em.
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I found a package of baby carrots in the fridge that I should have "used by June 6". They were well sealed, taste fine, and have no mold. I plan on roasting them with some (fresh) cauliflower. Should be OK, si?

I just go by the old fashion way, before dated food. If it looks ok, smells ok, eat it!
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Old 07-15-2011, 08:02 PM   #8
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i'd eat them!!
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i'd eat them!!
I roasted them with the cauliflower, they were fine. Tonight I pureed them into a soup, along with some Greek yogurt and a smidge of Velveeta, nutmeg, shallots, and red pepper flakes. It was quite good, kinda tasted like pumpkin soup.
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Old 07-16-2011, 10:37 AM   #10
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"Elderly baby carrots"........
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I found a package of baby carrots in the fridge that I should have "used by June 6". They were well sealed, taste fine, and have no mold. I plan on roasting them with some (fresh) cauliflower. Should be OK, si?
No mold then you'll be fine! Use by dates are often wrong :) Even dairy products last longer than the use by date if stored correctly. I think they just make the dates sooner for worst case scenarios like when people leave milk out for a while then put it back in the fridge over and over and then seem surprised when it goes off before the use by date :)
Veg usually get a sour smell when bad as well. I've made root veg before that had a tiny bit of mold forming from moisture in the fridge, just peeled them and they were fine too.
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