Carrots are well known for their Orange color and are the richest source of beta-carotene. The human body turns beta-carotene into vitamin A.
Did you know that Carrots don’t all taste the same, they taste different depending on the color, size, and where it’s grown.
In this article, I will list 7 amazing facts about Carrots that you probably did not know about.
1.) Carrots are made up of 88 percent water
Everytime you eat carrots either for its health benefits or because you are hungry, most of what you are getting is water. Not that that’s a bad thing. In comparison, on average we humans are made of a measly 60 percent water.
2.) Eating Cooked Carrots Is Better Than Eating It Raw
Eating carrots raw only gives you three percent of this substance, but when you heat them up they release closer to 40 percent.
3.) Carrots Come In Different Colors
Did you know that the first documented carrots were actually purple or white in color. The orange carrots we know today were developed after a genetic mutation caused purple carrots, which have a yellow-orange core, to lose their color and turn a solid orange.
4.) Eating Too Many Carrots Can Cause A Disease
Excess consumption of carrots can cause “carotenemia.” It’s a condition when your skin becomes yellowish!
5.) Carrots Were First Grown In Afghanistan
The first cultivated carrot in recorded history is thought to have come from the area around Afghanistan around 900 AD.
From there it traveled to Spain, and by the 1300s it was popping up in Northern European gardens and in various dishes in China.
Despite all this facts you probably didn’t know, these vegetable is very nutritious and healthy and should be in almost all of your diet.