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Carrot (in Latin Daucus Carota) is what is called a root vegetable. Most of the carrots you find in Europe are different shades of orange. It grows twice a year and can be eaten raw, chopped or cooked. I normally eat them either raw, with salad, or I add them to sauces I prepare for pasta. There are also some puddings you can prepare and cakes, but I am afraid I cannto tell you much more because I am not able to cook them.
Carrots are easily available in supermarkets in UK and are rich in B Carotene, which turns into Vitamin A when eaten by humans. Vitamin A helps improve your vision, particularly night vision.
During the famous battle of Britain, when British forces defeated their German counterparties, the British planes were equipped for the first time with new radars, which effectively contributed to that victory. However, in order to maintain the secret, rumours were spread that the British pilots had eaten plenty of carrots!
Another interesting fact about carrots is that under European directives it is defined as both a vegetable and a fruit, this is because the Portuguese treat it like a fruit!
I also like to prepare carrot juice and mix it with orange juice.
Summary: Now you know more about carrots