DID YOU KNOW?
Carrot (Daucus Carota L.) develops an elongated cylindrical storage root underground which is edible. It is an excellent source of Vitamin A or Beta Carotene and contains considerable amounts of the B vitamins, calcium, and potassium. Carrot could be eaten raw or cooked before consumption.
The crop performs best under a cool climate. It grows well in loose loamy and sandy soils having good drainage.
Pliny the Elder mentioned carrots in his Naturalis Historia (Natural History) encyclopedia. Thus, leading historians to believe that the plant must have been cultivated by the Ancient Greeks and Romans. The same plant was also prized by Emperor Tiberius.
I say carrots are versatile to eat because you can prepare them in so many different ways – from healthy vegetable soups to salads. You can juice it, slice into sticks for raw snacks, baked as chips, and more…
Get the Carrot Cookbook and learn more carrot recipes. Carrots have indeed an amazingly long list of health benefits.
Content (except Additional Facts) and Featured Photo courtesy of the Department of Agriculture (DA) Region VII, Central Visayas, Philippines.