I asked a lot of questions about common Danish foods and our friend casually mentioned that their family of four eats something like 5kgs of carrots a week. 5 kilograms! That's over 11 pounds - or roughly a two pound bag per person - per week! Most American households are lucky if they make it through a two pound bag of carrots before they start going limp and getting black spots which in my estimation is somewhere between two to six months.
|Cute, nubby little Danske gulerødder|
Now to be fair, Danish carrots are quite tasty. They're a little softer and quite a bit sweeter than their American cousins and make a wonderful snack as our 14 month old son discovered. I could easily see how this might someday transpire in our household as he munched his way through 2 1/2 raw carrots over the course of the evening.