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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:09 pm 
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And anyone else who is clever...

My good lady wants to know why when you steam / boil carrots the water goes green.

I have so far resisted 'Google' in an effort to use my brain which so far has failed...i'm thinking proteins or something or other :)

Please help me to keep my wife satisfied :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:20 pm 
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damn i knew this. studied it in june nd forgotten it already :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:23 pm 
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no wait i think i remember. im pretty sure its the chlorophyll 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:34 pm 
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Does she cook them whole and if so does she 'top' the carrots? :?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:44 pm 
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chlorophyll iirc


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:26 pm 
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RobMac wrote:
Does she cook them whole and if so does she 'top' the carrots? :?


topped and tailed :)

BobCatMax wrote:
chlorophyll iirc


was thinking chlorophyll but it doesnt happen with potatoes...

have just pumped wifey hard :lol: for further information about cooking other vegetables and not much forthcoming

I can feel a vegetable steaming thread coming up :D


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:28 pm 
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Hang on chlorophyll is in the leaves, carotenoids in the 'carrot' no idea why chlorophyll would be in the 'carrot' as it serves no purpose as it sees no light to do it's job.

If you over cook the 'carrot' you'll break down the carotenoids and they'll leach in to the water and the carrot will turn pale. But don't thin kit turns green. Unless you have something in there and the carotenoids are 'indicating' (no idea if they do, something to try...) Like Cabbage and Beetroot do.

Potatoes do not have chlorophyll... well unless you see some green bit in it.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:42 pm 
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I did a little googling and this seemed to be a good start, but then the words got very big and I got confused :lol: Hope this helps

http://www.carrotmuseum.co.uk/turngreen.html


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