What is a Carrot?

What exactly is a carrot?

You probably already know, but just in case I will tell you that Microsoft Encarta says that it is a "thin orange root vegetable" or that it is "the thin, tapering orange-colored root of the carrot plant that is eaten raw or cooked as a vegetable."

The carrot belongs to the family Apiaceae and is classified as Daucus carota. The cultivated variety is classified as Daucus carota variety sativa.

Pretty technical...but don't you love them? Carrots are so easy and versatile. It's a bonus that they are nutritious. Stay tuned for some more interesting carrot posts!

See you
in the kitchen!
Brenda

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