Photo of carrotsCarrots are loaded with beta-carotene, the plant pigment which gives carrots and other vegetables their bright orange color. Beta-carotene, which converts
to vitamin A in the body, is an important natural compound which helps keep you healthy.
Did you know?
Carrots were first grown in Afghanistan and nearby regions. Chinese, Japanese and Indians are known to have used carrots for food in the 13th century. In earlier times, carrots were small red, yellow, or purple roots; the long orange carrot we know today was probably developed in the 1600s. If you buy carrots with the tops on, you should cut them off promptly. The tops reduce the quality of the carrot if left on because they draw out the nutrients and the moisture.
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