Carrot chip

Carrot Chips
Carrot Chips
Type Dehydrated Food, Fried Food
Course Snack
Cookbook: Carrot Chips  Media: Carrot Chips

Carrot chips is a common term for carrots that have been fried[1] or dehydrated. Some carrot manufacturers also refer to bagged, sliced carrots as carrot chips. The fried version of carrot chips is often referred to as carrot fries, especially when the chips are made in the shape of french fries. Fried carrot chips have an oil content of 35-40%.[1]

Carrot chips are considered a healthy alternative for potato chips, as the two items have similar consistencies and uses.[2]

Carrot chips may, in fact, become a very important food in some developing countries. University of Nebraska Scientists Ahmad Suleiman and Judy Driskell have been working with carrot chip recipes because they believe that the chips might help to combat vitamin deficiencies in children who are growing up in impoverished circumstances.[3]

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References

  1. 1 2 Salunkhe, D.K.; Kadam, S.S. (1998). Handbook of Vegetable Science and Technology: Production, Composition, Storage, and Processing. Food Science and Technology. Taylor & Francis. p. 131. ISBN 978-0-8247-0105-5.
  2. DOUGLAS MCGRAY (2011-03-22). "How carrots became the new junk food". Fast Company. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
  3. Diane Goettel (5 October 2013). "What are Carrot Chips?". wiseGEEK. Retrieved 11 October 2013.


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