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Why do my carrots taste soapy?

All carrots contain a compound called terpenoids. When combined with sugar it gives the carrots their taste.

If there is a high amount of terpenoids, the taste is off.

Reason includes harvesting too early or it is too wet or too dry. It is still safe to eat and cooking removes a lot of the off taste. Give the carrots more time if the first one taste soapy.

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