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Common Name: Carrot
Botanical Name: Daucus Carota
Origin: North America, Asia
Carrot is a root vegetable believed to have originated in Persia and later became native to Europe and southwestern Asia. The main part of the carrot typically consumed is the taproot, which is elongated and usually orange in color. Carrot has been used in a variety of dishes and is still one of the most consumed vegetables around the world.
Carrots are well-known for their vitamin A content. One cup of carrots may offer up to 4 times the daily recommendation of Vitamin A.
Carrot is also a source of several other micronutrients. Carrots may offer up such essential nutrients as vitamin B-6, calcium, niacin, iron, riboflavin, folate and much more, giving it a varied nutritional profile.
Carrots are useful in a number of formulations. From multivitamins to functional foods, even as a natural colorant, carrots lend themselves to a wide array of applications.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.