When people mention the name of carrots, what comes to mind is the color orange. Yes, the color orange is now as synonymous with this one vegetable. Nevertheless, in addition to orange, the color of the carrot itself assortment: white, yellow, red, or purple.
Various historical accounts mention, carrots has been known since the 1st century AD. Because scent is very distinctive, once people grow carrots to take leaves and flowers only, not the root as it is now.
Broadly speaking, botanists classify carrots into two categories, namely carrots east and carrot west. Carrots east cultivated the first time in Afghanistan in the 10th century AD. Color of carrot is purple. Meanwhile, carrot west cultivated the first time in the Netherlands, around the 15th century. Colors carrots orange.
To get the carrots are good quality, plant carrots should be planted in soil that is a bit gritty, but not rocky. Weather and soil conditions as a whole will affect the taste of carrots produced.
Size carrots also varies. There are small, medium, large, and even superstores. Carrots were planted by John Evans of Alaska, United States, is currently listed as the carrot of the largest in the world, weighing about 8.61 kg.
In addition to a rich source of vitamin A, carrots are also rich sources of vitamin C, vitamin K, fiber, and potassium. With substances that they contain, carrots health experts believed could protect against the risk of heart disease and cancer, and improve eye health. In addition to be enjoyed in the form of vegetable or lalab, carrots often also be enjoyed in the form of juice.
Based on the records of FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), China is the largest producer of carrots in the world, followed by Russia and the United States. Third of the world carrot produced in China.
In the meantime, Hotville, a city in California, United States, declared himself as "Carrot Capital of the World" aka "World Carrot Capital." In this city of festivals held annually carrots.