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The World Carrot Museum states that carrots are grown all over the world. There are many different types of carrots, and they originated in and around Afghanistan. More »

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A carrot is a taproot. Unlike more fibrous roots, which develop later in the plant's life cycle, the taproot is the first root to emerge from the germinating seed, called the radicle. For most plants, the radicle dies an... More »

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Carrots provide all sorts of benefits for the human body, including improved vision, protection against some forms of cancer, antioxidant protection against sun damage and aging, and protection against heart disease and ... More »

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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 Egyptia... More »

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Baby carrots are smaller than regular carrots, with an average length of two inches. Some baby carrots are simply dwarf varieties of carrot, but most are larger carrots cut into small pieces. Food processors call these c... More »

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Common root vegetables include carrots, beets, onions, turnips and yams. Ginger and garlic are root vegetables often used as food spices. Root vegetables grow underground, but their leaves are usually visible above groun... More »

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The most commonly consumed root vegetables include carrots, beets, garlic, turnips, potatoes, rutabaga, onions and sweet potatoes. Called root vegetables because the part of the plant being eaten is actually the plant's ... More »

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