Carrots

@Anne18 (11036)
December 3, 2008 11:43am CST
Now this is a VERY SERIOUS question, and NOT a joke but I would like to know what the difference is between normal carrots and donkey carrots? Our local farm shop was selling nets of donkey carrots. Can humans eat donkey carrots? Thanking you Anne18
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@flowerchilde (12520)
• United States
3 Dec 08
I'm thinking perhaps those are the extra long and pointy carrots(?) (Now why would anyone think it is a joke? Or less than serious question?) .. I tried googling it, but all I got was stories of dangling the carrot to get the donkey to move..
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
3 Dec 08
I did the same thing!
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@Anne18 (11036)
3 Dec 08
I thought people may think I was having a laugh as that is what it said on the net. I think like a lot of you its the carrots the supermarket wouldn't sell etc
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
3 Dec 08
I have never heard of donkey carrots. I tried to do an internet search but all I could come up with was carrots on a stick to get a donkey to move. I'll bet that as some one else wrote they are over sized carrot and wouldn't taste very good. I think your best bet is to ask the person selling the carrots. They more than like can be eaten by people. Most vegetables than are fed to animals can also be consumed by humans.
@Anne18 (11036)
3 Dec 08
thank you
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
3 Dec 08
Let us know what you find out if you go back to the farmers market.
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@polachicago (19077)
• United States
3 Dec 08
It is peoples invention to make donkey running. The carrot is tied to the end of a rope attached to a stick. The carrot would dangle in front of the donkey,donkey can see it but not to reach it. Donkey can run really fast to reach the carrot, but never will....
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
3 Dec 08
I have never heard of Donkey carrots before, but I am assuming they are ones that you would feed to the animals. I am sure they would be safe for humans to eat, you would just need to clean them up a but more. They are probably just older carrots that are not pretty enough to be sold for regular purposes.
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@crazydaisy (3899)
• Canada
3 Dec 08
Seriously... a human would have to be an as* to eat donkey carrots.;-) cd
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@Paula1966 (1102)
• United States
4 Dec 08
I know Anne posted this as a serious question. However, I would have to give this pun a THUMBS UP.... if I had smiley capabilities yet, that is. :)
@hildas (3031)
3 Dec 08
I think they must be for Donkeys, horses and ponies. My daughters have ponies and you can buy older and bruised fruit for them at cheaper prices. I would say we certainly could eat these too if you wanted to Anne.
• Canada
3 Dec 08
Here in B.C., oversized, distorted, not aesthetically pleasing carrots are sold as "livestock fodder." I am guessing that that is what these are! Been wrong before! The ones that we can buy for livestock feed are definitely edible, just a bit more peeling! Cheers.
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
3 Dec 08
I have not heard of Donkey carrots. I wonder if they may be like bags of carrots that are sold around here for feeding the deer. They are perfectly good carrots but are overgrown or overripe and maybe not top quality. They are cheaper because of this and sold in large quantities to feed to wildlife. Not sure about your donkey carrots though. I would definitely ask at the store.
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
4 Dec 08
Donkey carrots?? I have not heard nor seen them before.. Are u sure there's a donkey carrot?? How does it look like and is the color and everything the same as a normal carrot?? Why dun u ask the farm owner instead about the difference since u saw it there?? I dun think i have came across any donkey carrot in singapore.. UNless, donkey carrot belong to the more expensive type??