odd coloured dehydrated carrots

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PreppingPingu
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odd coloured dehydrated carrots

Post by PreppingPingu » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:59 pm

I have just thrown away a jar of dehydrated carrots from about a year or so ago. They were now the colour of parsnips (ish) They weren't as hard and crisp as other batches so I figured maybe I hadn't dried them enough. In fairness, I normally use them with in 6 months in a stew or something so I have never had them kicking about for over a year before. Is it normal for them to change colour gradually from vivid orange to a dull parsnip colour?Thoughts anyone? Not properly dehydrated maybe? Either way, I chucked them into the compost, just in case, rather than eat them so not totally wasted.
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Re: odd coloured dehydrated carrots

Post by Deeps » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:18 pm

I keep mine darkened and they stay 'carrot coloured'. I've got some in a Kilner jar that are 3 or 4 years old. I do dry the crap out of them though, I don't know if that makes any difference. I've not looked in the jar for a few months either, I'll have a look tomorrow and let you know.

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