Did You Know This About Carrots?

@celticeagle (114155)
Boise, Idaho
May 4, 2016 12:43pm CST
We know that carrots help with vision and preventing cancer, right? Here are some other facts as well: The word 'carrot' comes from the greek karaton and because they have beta-caratone in them. Carrots have protein sacs that are highly encased and have to be broken by cooking or heat. Proper chewing is good too. We shouldn't eat too many carrots or they could cause us digestive problems. There are 100 or more species of carrots. The longest carrots reports at 19 feet and the biggest was 19 pounds. Eating carrots helps to cleanse the body, prevents strokes and heart disease, protects the teeth and gums, slows down aging because the beta-carotene acts like an antioxidant and cuts down on cell damage in the body. Carotene also promotes healthier skin, and it is a good source of Vitamin A.
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@Asylum (46795)
• Manchester, England
4 May 16
It would be rather difficult to get a 19 foot carrot into a pan.
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@kaka135 (13452)
• Malaysia
4 May 16
I suppose we will cut it into pieces first then only put them into a pan.
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@Asylum (46795)
• Manchester, England
4 May 16
@kaka135 That is cheating.
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@celticeagle (114155)
• Boise, Idaho
4 May 16
I'd just start gnawing on it.
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@marlina (60679)
• Canada
4 May 16
If all this was true, most of the people on this earth would be AWFULLY healthy.
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@celticeagle (114155)
• Boise, Idaho
4 May 16
That is true.
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@MsTickle (24966)
• Australia
5 May 16
To benefit, we probably need to eat a kilo of carrots daily.
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@celticeagle (114155)
• Boise, Idaho
5 May 16
@MsTickle ....That would get boring though.
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@just4him (88974)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 May 16
No, I didn't know all those cool facts about carrots. That is great to know.
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@celticeagle (114155)
• Boise, Idaho
4 May 16
I thought it was time that I put the word out. LOL
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@just4him (88974)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 May 16
@celticeagle As soon as I have teeth, I'm getting carrots.
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@celticeagle (114155)
• Boise, Idaho
5 May 16
@just4him ...I don't have teeth either. Only about eleven or twelve left in my head.
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@silvermist (15790)
• India
4 May 16
@celticeagle I never knew that the longest carrot was 19 feel long.Is it better to eat raw carrots?
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@celticeagle (114155)
• Boise, Idaho
4 May 16
You need to cook them a bit to out those protein sacks.
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@silvermist (15790)
• India
8 May 16
@celticeagle Cook them lightly? Yes that is the way I like anyway.
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@celticeagle (114155)
• Boise, Idaho
8 May 16
@silvermist ....Oh, well that works then doesn't t?
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@garymarsh6 (12100)
• United Kingdom
4 May 16
I have always loved carrots and so it seems does my grandson who kept asking for more when they came for dinner the other evening!
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@celticeagle (114155)
• Boise, Idaho
4 May 16
Smart grandson you have there.
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@garymarsh6 (12100)
• United Kingdom
4 May 16
@celticeagle Takes after his grandfather!
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@IvySaysHi (4206)
• United States
4 May 16
These facts make carrots seem so cool. I didn't know eating too many would cause digestive problems. Good to know!
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@celticeagle (114155)
• Boise, Idaho
4 May 16
That is mostly for info on feeding babies.
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@IvySaysHi (4206)
• United States
4 May 16
@celticeagle well then
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@rebelann (30905)
• El Paso, Texas
4 May 16
It's all about moderation, too much of anything usually isn't good.
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@celticeagle (114155)
• Boise, Idaho
4 May 16
Very wise words.
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@rebelann (30905)
• El Paso, Texas
5 May 16
they were my grandpa's favorite words @celticeagle
@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
5 May 16
I like em raw, but hate em cooked
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@celticeagle (114155)
• Boise, Idaho
6 May 16
I like them steamed in orange tea. Delicious.
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• Centralia, Missouri
6 May 16
@celticeagle in tea? Never heard of steaming veggies in tea
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@celticeagle (114155)
• Boise, Idaho
6 May 16
@Jessicalynnt ....Not to drink. You cook the carrots in the steeped tea. It flavors the carrots with a orangy spicy flavor. Very good. I found the recipe on a box of Orange Spice tea one time years ago now.
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@kaka135 (13452)
• Malaysia
4 May 16
I didn't know about all these facts, except it's good for vision. I didn't know there are so many species of carrots! We always add carrots into our dishes, but not too many at a time. Thanks for sharing this information!
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@celticeagle (114155)
• Boise, Idaho
4 May 16
If you need to bring a very savory dish down a little carrots are perfect. They add some sweetening to any dish.
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@kaka135 (13452)
• Malaysia
6 May 16
@celticeagle Yes, I like the sweetening taste. Actually I always use it to cook with rice, porridge or soup, so I guess it'd be fine for digestion as it's cooked until very soft. I sometimes fry it together with other vegetables. It's also nice to add more colors to our dishes.
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@celticeagle (114155)
• Boise, Idaho
6 May 16
@kaka135 ...Yes, color is good. My ex even used them in meatloaf.
@Corbin5 (78544)
• United States
4 May 16
Glad I like carrots due to all those health benefits you listed. My sister's skin turned orange due to her dieting-technique of eating carrots to keep from getting hungry.
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@celticeagle (114155)
• Boise, Idaho
4 May 16
That would be rather weird.
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@Corbin5 (78544)
• United States
5 May 16
@celticeagle The palms of her hands were the darkest orange ever. She was skinny, but orange!
• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
4 May 16
I knew about the greek name due to its vitamins but a 19 foot , 19 pound carrot sounds insane lol
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@celticeagle (114155)
• Boise, Idaho
4 May 16
They have grown huge pumpkins and other vegetables down through the years. It's amazing what some plant food will do.
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
5 May 16
@celticeagle Yeah it really is! Iv seen a huge pumkin before, around 200 pounds
@nanette64 (13059)
• Fairfield, Texas
5 May 16
Good to know @celticeagle . Besides green beans, carrots are my favorite.
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@celticeagle (114155)
• Boise, Idaho
5 May 16
I don't really care for them. I like brussel sprouts, asparagus and peas myself.
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@PatZAnthony (11730)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
4 May 16
We enjoy carrot juice made at home. The most interesting carrot we have had was purple! A lovely veggie-Think I'll do some juicing right now!
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@celticeagle (114155)
• Boise, Idaho
4 May 16
Yes, I get carrot juice whenever I go to the Co-op. I have heard of purple ones but never saw one.
• Rochester, New York
4 May 16
I love carrots. I like boiling them and putting butter and a teaspoon of brown sugar on them.
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@celticeagle (114155)
• Boise, Idaho
4 May 16
That does sound tasty.
@MALUSE (31638)
• Denmark
4 May 16
Carrots are said to be good for the eyes. -Why don't hares wear glasses? -Because they eat a lot of carrots.
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@celticeagle (114155)
• Boise, Idaho
4 May 16
Rabbits have lovely eyes too.
@annierose (17406)
• Philippines
6 May 16
I fall in love with carrots after I read your post. I know carrots is a good source of Vitamin A. I was not a fan of vegetables like carrots when I was a kid. I think that is the reason why I have poor eyesight. Now, that I already know its benefits, I would like to eat carrots everyday.
@ladylaura89 (1413)
• Manchester, England
6 May 16
carrots everyday for me from now on lol.
• Eugene, Oregon
6 May 16
Carrots are great! I like the multicolored ones I find at Trader Joe's and the Farmers" market later in the year. I once knew a young woman who ate so many carrots that her skin was turning orange. Very strange.