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The humble carrot is packed full of surprises and myths have surrounded it for years.
Eating carrots helps people to see in the dark?
False – although they contain a rich source of beta carotene (vitamin A), which helps to maintain eye vision, they don’t improve vision or help people to see in the dark.
Carrots do however contain essential vitamins K1 and B6 and minerals especially biotin and potassium.
Carrots began life as orange?
False – the first carrots started off purple as well as white, yellow, black and red. The orange carrot began life in the 17th century when the Dutch who were well known as carrot farmers developed a carrot high in beta carotene.
Carrots eaten hot or cold are one of the most versatile vegetables.
Carrots along with parsnip and celeriac are root vegetables that belong to the Apiaceae family.
Depending on the variety, carrots will take from 60-80 days from seed to harvest.
Follow our seven easy steps to successful carrot harvest including tips along the way.