Carrots!

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Carrots are one of the most widely used and enjoyed vegetables in the world.

This is partly because they grow relatively easily and are very versatile in a number of dishes and cultural cuisines around the world.

Carrots are scientifically classified as Daucus carota and categorized as root vegetables.

They come in different colours like orange, purple, white, yellow, green and red. Their taproots are part of the vegetables and they are most commonly eaten, although the greens are still beneficial in salads and other forms.

                  Fact file

  • Carrots are a reportedly native to Europe and southwestern Asia.
  • The biennial plant originated in Persia and was originally cultivated for its leaves and seeds.
  • The taproot is the most commonly eaten part of the plant.
  • The green shrubs are sometimes eaten as well.
  • This biennial plant  is in the umbellifer family Apiaceae.
  • Carrots are widely used in many delicacies.
  • The commonest are  salads..

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Health Benefits of Carrots

  • Carrots  are very high in vitamin A, an essential nutrient for good vision . Vitamin A and antioxidants help protect the skin from sun damage.
  • They are loaded with beta carotene and are subsequently converted into vitamin A in the liver.
  • Unlike true vitamin A, beta-carotene is not toxic to the liver if consumed in large amounts.
  • Carrot are vegetables… root vegetables
  • The high levels beta-carotene act as an antioxidant to cell damage done to the body through regular metabolism and this help  to slow down the aging of body  cells.
  • The fiber content of carrots are  enormous as well.
  • These root vegetables are also a good source of antioxidants.
  • They are rich in Vitamin C, K, and B8, as well as pantothenic acid, folate, potassiumironcopper, and manganese.
  • Eating of carrots help to reduce  cancer risk in the body.
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