10 Facts About Carrots.

31 Dec

Carrots are 88% water.

The carrot primarily gets its characteristic and bright orange color from beta-carotene.

Carrots are rich in antioxidants and minerals.

Carrot greens are edible as a leafy vegetable, but are only occasionally eaten by humans.

Baby carrots are really just carrots that have been cut and peeled into uniform cylinders.

Growing carrot plants with tomato plants increases tomato production.

The carrot is one of the top-ten most economically important vegetables crops in the world.

Carrots can be stored for several months in the refrigerator or over winter in a moist, cool place.

Carrots are a member of the Umbelliferae family, which also includes celery, parsley, dill, cilantro, caraway, cumin, and the poisonous hemlock.

Eating too many carrots can cause a person’s skin to turn yellowish orange, especially on the palms or soles of the feet. This is called carotenemia. It is completely reversible once the consumption of carrots is reduced.


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