The carrot is a taproot vegetable (in latin Daucus carota), orange in color (other colors like white and purple exists).
It is a domesticated form of the wild carrot with more sweetness and less bitterness than the wild species. The carrot is eaten raw, boiled or used in dishes, salads, Carrot juice and cakes.
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The plant can grow up to 3 ft tall. It is a 2-year plant and a popular garden vegetable. Several cultivars with different shapes and taste are known.
The taproot stores large amount of sugars the first year which is used the second year by the plant to set an umbrella type cluster of white flowers.
Carrots contain large amount of ß-carotene which is converted into vitamin A in humans. Vitamin A is important for vision especially night vision.
Carrots are rich in dietary fibers, minerals and antioxidants.