Interesting facts about carrots

The carrot is a root vegetable, usually orange in color, though purple, red, black , white, and yellow varieties exist. Carrots are a domesticated form of the wild carrot, Daucus carota, native to Europe and southwestern Asia. Carrots were originally white or purple. Then a yellow carrot appeared through mutation and the familiar orange carrot was bred from it. There are more than 100 species of carrots. The name “carrot” comes from the Greek word “karoton.” The beta-carotene that is found in carrots was actually named for the carrot itself. The word carrot is first recorded in English in a … Continue reading Interesting facts about carrots