I forget where I’ve read something like this before (maybe it was in Salt Sugar Fat), but BoingBoing has published a short article from Dan Lewis, author of this book on interesting facts, about how canned soup companies use giant carrots to increase the taste of their soup to be more like homemade. If it weren’t for these giant carrots, those canned soups would taste even worse than they already do. Want to know why? Read here.