The carrot is a root vegetable. As roots stay underground, they absorb a lot of nutrients from the soil and even those nutrients which cannot be absorbed by the shoots. The very first carrots , that is, the wild variety were found in Persia(presently regions of Iran and Afganisthan). Earlier they were cultivated for their leaves and seeds. Later, it was discovered that the root of this plant could be consumed. The wild variety of carrots were more bitter than the present day selectively bred species.
Carrot plants were first introduced into Europe by Moors of Maghreb and the Europeans in turn introduced them to Colonial America in the 17th century.
The Carrot plant is an angiosperm which fall under the order Apiales and family Apiaceae. Scientific name of carrot is Daucus carota. The…show more content… It can also help in preventing cholesterol deposition due to the soluble dietary fibers present in it.
5. Slows down aging and improves skin
According to scientists, the beta-carotenoids found in carrot acts as an antioxidant to cell damage done to the body through regular metabolism. It helps to slow down the aging of cells.
Also, carrots can be a huge help in improving your skin quality as it prevents premature wrinkling, acne, dry skin, pigmentation, blemishes, and uneven skin tone. Deficiencies of vitamin A cause dryness to the skin, hair and nails.
6. Prevent infection and cleansing function.
Carrots can be used externally to prevent infection. It is also said to release toxins from the liver, helping cleanse our body in the process. The fibers in carrots help clean the digestive system.
Polyacetylenes can be found in Apiaceae vegetables like carrots where they show cytotoxic activities. Falcarinol and falcarindiol are such compounds. Falcarindiol shows antifungal activity towards Mycocentrospora acerina and Cladosporium cladosporioides.
7. Protection of gums and