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Carrot facts

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1. Carrot is a plant from the celery family.

2. Carrots in natural conditions grow in Europe, Asia and in the northern part of Africa.

3. The scientific name is daucus carota.

Author: AC

4. Carrots most likely come from Persia.

5. Originally, the carrots were purple.

6. The orange carrot was bred for the first time in the Netherlands in the 14th century.

7. There are varieties of carrots in purple, white, yellow, red and black.

8. In Portugal, the carrot is considered a fruit.

Author: Marta

9. 1.5 kg of carrots are eaten annually on average.

10. In Poland, there are 21 kg per person per person.

Author: Ala

11. Eating too much carrot causes the skin to turn yellow.

12. Due to the sweetness of this vegetable, you can make pudding or carrot cake with it.

13. There is 88% water in the carrot.

Author: Adam

14. Carrot helps the proper functioning of the eyes.

15. Carrots contain large amounts of beta-carotene, vitamin K and vitamin B6.

16. The main producer of carrots is China (about 45% of world production).

Author: Adi

17. In Minnesota, USA, Christopher Qualley has grown the largest carrot in the world. It weighed 10.17 kg.

18. carrot is more nutritious after cooking than raw.

19. When eating a raw carrot, only 3% of the beta-carotene contained in it is released. When you add food oil to it, you can release up to 40%.

20. In Europe, about 3.5% of people have allergies to carrots.

Author: Asia

21. Carrots are not the main food of rabbits, as is presented in fairy tales. The rabbit can not eat too much of these vegetables because it contains a lot of sugar.

Author: Damian

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Carrot questions

Why is carrots considered a fruit in Portugal?

Because in Portugal jams are made from carrots.

Answer: Marta


Why is the skin yellowing, how is it overdoing the amount of carrots eaten?

Because a large amount of carotenoids accumulates in the skin layer.

Answer: Marta