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facts of carrot

As we all know about the vegetable carrot. A medium-size carrot has 25 calories, 6 grams of carbs, and 2 grams of fiber. The veggie is an excellent source of vitamin A providing more than 200% of your daily requirement in just one carrot. No one knows exactly when the first carrots appeared, because many people mistook them for parsnips, a close relative of the carrot. But we can also hear that carrot were domesticated in the ancient empires located in today’s Iran and Afghanistan.

Not only orange color, but they can also be white, yellow, red, and purple in color. There are over 100 species of edible carrots today. Carrot is one of the most sugary vegetables in the world.  One teaspoon can hold 2000 carrot seed. One glass of milk contains the same amount of calcium as in 9 carrots. One carrot gives you the energy to walk one mile. Purple carrots contain purple pigments called anthocyanin’s, which act as anti-oxidants that protect the body. If we eat too much carrot you may cause condition cause “Carotenemia”. It gives your skin yellowish tint.

Carrots have many medicinal properties – they can repair damaged cells, maintain health of the skin, serve as good antiseptic for skin wounds, cure eye diseases, very effectively clean your mouth from bacteria, regulate alkaline ratio of your body, treat worms in children, improve vision, improve breast milk in women, restore regular function of liver, regulate blood pressure, and much more. Carrots are a good source of fiber, vitamin C and potassium, as well as vitamin B6, folate, and several minerals including calcium and magnesium.  A rabbit eating a single carrot is like us eating over 20. Carrots are good for rabbit teeth.