30 Interesting Facts on Carrots

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This is a vegetable which is used both in sweet dishes as well as in curry. It can be added to biryani or to pulao or to any savoury dish.

1. Carrots were first grown as medicines for an assortment of ailments

2. Carrots are approximately 5000 years old.

3. The orange vegetable also comes in different kinds and types of colour like red, white, yellow and purple.

4. Mel Blanc, who was the voice behind the cartoon bunny the bug, did not like carrots at all.

5. Carrots can be put into two categories. Wild and domestic.

6. Long orange, early short horn and Scarlet Nantes are all the types of these orange vegetables.

7. Baby carrots are not a type of carrot. These carrots were first farmed by Mike Yurosek, a Californian farmer. He did not want to throw out blemished carrots . So he started to size and shape the carrot, which took the name of baby carrots.

8. Carrots can be left on the ground all winter.

9. Carrots are the richest source of beta-carotene. The human body converts beta-carotene into vitamin A.

10. The vegetable is a boost to the immune system as well as to your eyesight.

11. This root vegetable has seed which is harvested from tiny white flowers that grow above the ground.

12. Carrot seeds are so small that almost 2000 seeds can fit a spoon!

13. Carrots were first grown in Afghanistan around 900 AD.

14. Cooking carrots is better than eating raw because it releases more beta carotene when cooked.

15. Carrots have sugars in them. Namely, they are sucrose, fructose , glucose and close.

16. Carrots originally were not orange.

17. Surprisingly, carrots are not vegetables!

18. The root is the only non-edible part of the carrot.

19. There are 100 species of edible carrot.

20. Carrots gradually lost their bitterness and dryness and gained sweetness only during the 17th and 18th CE.

21. Carrot is one of the most sugary Vegetables in the world.

22. The world’s largest carrot measured was 5.839 metres.

23. Carrot leaves were once used as a fashion statement. Women used to dress their hair with carrot leaves .

24. Number of carrots a person consumes is 10,866.

25. Wild rabbits don’t consume wild carrots.

26. First canned food contained carrots.

27. One glass of milk contains the same amount of calcium as 9 carrots.

28. One carrot can give you the energy to walk one mile.

29. If you eat too much carrot it can cause carotenemia. It causes a yellowish tint in your skin.

30. Carrots have natural sweet sugar in them which can be destined into alcohol.

Conclusion:-

The orangish vegetable has medicinal properties, as well as alcoholic properties and can be used both as a sweet and sour dish.


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