The carrot is a root vegetable, usually orange in colour, though purple, black, red, white, and yellow cultivars exist. They are a domesticated form of the wild carrot, Daucus carota, native to Europe and Southwestern Asia. The plant probably originated in Persia and was originally cultivated for its leaves and seeds.
- Energy: 41.35 Calories (per 100 g)
- Vitamin C: 5.9 mg (per 100 g)
- Protein: 930 mg (per 100 g)
- Potassium: 320 mg (per 100 g)
- Scientific name: Daucus carota subsp. sativus