Where Do Carrots Come From?

It is believed that carrots originated in Afghanistan and spread to other areas of the world as traders took carrot seeds back to their respective places of origin. Carrots date back to about 5,000 years ago. The Egyptians, Romans and Greeks were acquainted with this root plant.

The genus of the carrot is Daucus, and there are about 30 species. Wild carrots are the predecessors of domesticated carrots. There are different varieties of carrots with different colors, such as purple, yellow and white.

The part of the carrot that people eat is actually the root. The carrot seeds are produced in the flower part of this plant.