10 Interesting Facts About Carrots

We thought, because it is International Carrot Day, we’d put together a collection of facts and fun GIFs for you to enjoy!

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One

In fact, even the greens are edible as a leaf vegetable

Source: Sciencekids 
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Two

Yes, you can feed carrots to your dogs

Source: factslegend

Three

People first grew carrots as medicine, not food, for a variety of ailments

Source: webmd 
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Two

Carrots are grown from seed and can take up to four months (120 days) to mature, but most cultivars mature within 70 to 80 days under the right conditions

Source: justfunfacts
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Five

Individuals that are low in vitamin A are more likely to experience night blindness, a condition that may improve by eating carrots or other foods rich in vitamin A or carotenoids

Source: healthline 
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Six

Over 35 million tons of carrots are produced each year. China is the biggest manufacturer of carrots in the world

Source: softschools 
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Seven

There are over 100 species of edible carrots today

Source: vegetablefacts 
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Eight

Carrots are the second most popular vegetable in the world, after potatoes

Source: aghires 
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Nine

Purple carrots contain purple pigments called anthocyanins, which act as anti-oxidants that protect the body

Source: wafarmtoschool 
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Ten

Carrots are made up of 88% water

Source: foodrepublic