Under this category, in our online catalog for vegetable seeds, we will present one of the most beloved and useful root vegetables, characterized by its wide culinary application. A vegetable is rich in provitamin A, which is equally delicious - raw, baked, and extremely useful, in the form of freshly squeezed juice. Under this section, you will find many carefully sorted varieties of seeds of the great vegetable that is the Carrot.
Carrot is one of the most popular vegetables in the world. In fact, carrots were the first canned vegetable from the early 19th century. Their main characteristic is the deep orange color, with which they are recognized by young and old. An interesting fact is that in the past, their appearance was much different - namely deep purple. It is believed that their history dates back thousands of years in the Middle East, and the history of the orange carrot, as we know it, begins as far back as the 16th century.
The root vegetable was also widely popular in Antiquity, where in addition to food, the ancient Greeks and Romans also used it as a medicinal remedy.
The carrot is a root vegetable with a large and very fleshy root that grows underground. Part of the umbel family, it is conical in shape and reaches a length of up to 70 cm. It is colored in deep orange shades, and species colored in reddish, yellow, and white colors are also found. The texture of the root crop is crunchy and the taste is bittersweet.
The root vegetable is popular for its rich content of useful and important ingredients for the body. It is composed of nearly 90% water, vitamins and antioxidants. The main characteristic of the carrot is the high content of vitamin A and provitamin A (beta-carotene). In fact, the carrot is in second place after the sweet potato in terms of the content of this provitamin, its consumption provides the body with nearly 200% of its recommended intake for the day.
Vitamin A is needed to maintain a healthy immune system, and cellular functions and plays a key role in eye health. According to numerous studies, precisely the lack of this vitamin can lead to the deterioration of vision.
You must have heard that we should consume carrots to see well!
The connection between carrots and vision is so closely related that in the past there were myths that it was by consuming the root vegetable that people would begin to see in the dark. The story developed during the Second World War in Great Britain when the local newspapers published news that a fighter pilot ate carrots to see at night. This, of course, was a bogus story by which the British covered up the fact that they had new radars with which to locate bombers.
However, people believed the incredible news so much that they started eating carrots so that they too could acquire this "ability".
Carrots are also reliable sources of vitamin K, and vitamin C, as well as vitamins from group B. Mineral salts - magnesium, potassium, iodine, copper, sodium and manganese are added to their composition, as well as many important antioxidants. They contain, of course, beta-carotene, lutein, anthocyanins, and other antioxidants that have powerful protective functions.
In addition to its many useful properties, the carrot is also one of the most popular vegetables in our kitchen. It is consumed raw, in salads, as well as freshly squeezed in juice, stewed or boiled in vegetable or local dishes. A great cream soup is made from the carrot and it occupies one of the places of honor in the so-known in our latitudes - winter pickle.