Carrots can be stored for several months in the refrigerator or over winter in a moist, cool place. Twist off tops & refrigerate carrots in a plastic bag. A temperature range of 32 to 40 °F (0 to 5 °C) is best.
This food is very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate and Manganese, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Potassium.
When they were first cultivated, carrots were grown for their aromatic leaves and seeds rather than their roots.
Carrot seeds have been found in Switzerland and Southern Germany dating to 2000–3000 BC.
People first grew carrots as medicine, not food, for a variety of ailments.
We think of carrots as orange, but they were originally cultivated in the purple and white varieties. It is rumored that orange carrots were not bred until the 1800s in the Netherlands to honor William of Orange.
Mel Blanc, the voice of cartoon character Bugs Bunny, reportedly did not like carrots.