Carrot seeds are so tiny, 2,000 will fit in a teaspoon
Carrots can be traced back 5,000 years, but were often thought to be a parsnip, so history is unsure of exactly when the first appeared.
Baby carrots-are not babies. Mike Yurosek, a California farmer, cut down carrots so those with blemishes were not wasted….
Carrots can be left in the ground all winter.
Carrots are 88% water
Carrots are a root vegetable with seeds; if not harvested they will product tiny white flowers.
The top 4 producers of carrots:
The US produces 1.3 million tons of carrots every year. The majority of them (94%), come from
They are the 2nd most popular vegetable in the world (the first is the potato)
Ideal carrot color is obtained in temperatures of 60 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
The average person will eat 10,866 carrots in their lifetime.
They were the first commercial canned vegetable (1810) by an Englishman Peter Durand.
Carrots were initially grown as a medicine; they are a rich source of beta carotene, which is converted to vitamin A. Today they are still thought to help boost the immune system and benefit the eyes and skin.
Carrots can be white, yellow, red, or purple as well as orange.
The man who played the voice of Bugs Bunny, Mel Blanc…did not like carrots.