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BANGKOK 23 February 2019 12:50
balo

Rotten carrots Big C Extra

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I don't know about you guys but some days I like to drink a few glasses of carrot juice and I have a juicer at home so I buy a few kilos of carrots. And normally I buy them at Big C here in Pattaya.  Why Big C ? Because the quality is maybe better than outside in the markets , because of the heat and humidity.  You would think. 

 

This place that I go to is very popular among foreigners here in Pattaya , Big C Extra.  So what did I find ? Plenty of carrots but most of them were rotten ! That's right, rotten carrots.  I just took a couple of pictures as evidence and walked out.

 

Sure this is Thailand and all that so don't expect quality, and the carrots are from China, still I was shocked to see that they actually offer them for sale!!  28 baht per kilo , cheap , you want to get food poisoned go ahead! :bah:

 

  

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Sometimes when my neighbor isn't home I roll around in her garden pretending to be a carrot. 🥕

I am not for sale though...I apologize, so afraid someone will cut my rotten parts...🗡️:w00t::w00t:

 

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Go to Foodland, Australian carrots for the same price.....

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22 hours ago, CharlieH said:

So 1 Carrot in about 20+ has a blemish, just toss it aside.

Not 1 in 20 , look I go there weekly , I know how they can look when they are tempting , this time it was really bad , carrots cut in half , they would never have been offered for sale in a western supermarket, 

 

 

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19 hours ago, fruitman said:

Go to Foodland, Australian carrots for the same price

28 baht per kilo?  you're joking right ? More like 28 baht for 1 carrot. 

 

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Food poisoning from a blemished carrot, right.

Depending on the year, my carrots back home would have varying degrees of blemishes, from near perfect one year to deformed and stunted the next. I suppose if you do insist on having everything packed under sterile, chemically treated plastic then the sight of a blemished carrot would lead to a shock horror situation for some people. 

 

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19 hours ago, rak sa_ngop said:

Maybe they did not apply enough pesticide on the farm?

 

Maybe you were trying to be glib but you're actually right.  Pesticides cost money, and maybe carrots just aren't worth it.  Or these could be "organic" carrots, and thus the farmer is very limited in what tools he can use to control diseases.  Those black spots are carrot rot caused by a fungus that is present in the soil.

 

Copper sulfate is usually the choice for most organic farmers, but that accumulates in the soil since it's a heavy metal pesticide.  Lots of organic vineyards are giving up their organic status because of the deleterious effects of CuSO4French winemaker drops organic status for better treatments.

 

Most processors wash carrots in chlorinated water before packaging, but I'm not sure if fruits and veggies here get processed at all.  They might just get dumped from farm to truck to wholesaler to retailer to consumer without any cleaning or treatment at all.

 

Having said all that, I'd just cut off the black spots if I had no other option.

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Balo, I really think you need to get a life...

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Did you say Pattaya? That blemish looks more like a herpes outbreak. But what the hell, cut it out like other posters said and enjoy your juice. (just kidding about the herpes).

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