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Facts about Carrot

15 facts about Carrot

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It is a very popular vegetable that we can't do without in the kitchen. We eat it in soups, as an addition to meats, and even use it as a baking ingredient. It has many beneficial properties for our health, but be careful with its consumption, because excessive use of carrots in our diet can cause health problems.
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Carrot usually refers to one of the varieties of this plant - it belongs to the celery family Aplaceae, and is considered to be the best-know species of it.
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There are about 25 species of carrots, some of which are considered poisonous.
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Carrot is common in Eurasia and North Africa.
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Carrots were already cultivated in ancient China, however, the best-know variety from this period is a white carrot.
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The orange variety of this vegetable is owned to the Dutch, who created it in the 17th century.
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Carrot root can be eaten raw or cooked, i.e. boiled, fried or stewed. It is also a common ingredient of juices and purée.
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It contains large amounts of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
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Carrot consumption has a positive effect on LDL cholesterol.
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One of its ingredients is beta-carotene, which has a beneficial effect on immunity and vision.
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It contains many carotenoids: alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene and zeaxanthin.