Carrots are a root vegetable, likely originating from Persia (modern day Iran and Afghanistan).
Nutrition Benefits of Carrots
Carrots are loaded with the antioxidant Beta Carotene, which is where its orange color comes from. (Beta Carotene gets metabolized into Vitamin A). It also is a good source of Lutein, Vitamin K, and Vitamin B6. Carrots are well known for their benefits with vision and eye health due to the Lutein and Zeaxanthin carotenoids they posses (carotenoids are a certain category of antioxidants).
Carrot benefits have also been tied to anti-cancer benefits due to their carotenoid antioxidants.Nutrition Facts