Well, I’ll admit it.  I thought baby carrots were carrots that were picked from the ground earlier than the regular carrot.

And sometimes, that is what really happens.  But usually, baby carrots are actually mushed up pieces of big carrots that they’d normally give as feed to animals.  On the package of baby carrots, you’ll probably see the word “manufactured.” 

Interested in the story behind baby carrots?  Read this story