Entertaining Facts About 5 Very Common Products You Didn’t Know

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2. CARROT

This is a root vegetable that is very nutritious, as some of its health benefits include lowering of cholesterol, prevention of heart attacks, improving of the eyesight, prevention of some cancers amongst others.

Facts:

  • Carrots were first grown and cultivated in Afghanistan dating back to 900AD.
  • Carrots have many colors, and it is not limited to orange color alone. There are also white, yellow, and purple colored carrots.
  • Cooking carrots is better than eating raw carrots because cooking aids more release of carotene.
  • Carrot has the richest source of beta carotene.
  • Carrots have seed which can be harvested from the tiny white flowers that grow from the ground.
  • Carrots have about four types of sugar in them which are sucrose, glucose, fructose, and xylose.

 

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