Carrots or Daucus carota var. sativus
domesticated plant that has been grown
by human civilizations for over a thousand years. Originating in
Today carrots exist in many forms ranging from noxious weeds to important crops. Wild carrots are prevalent in the United States and are considered in most areas to be a non native invasive weed. The wild form of the carrot is often called Queen Anne’s lace and displays the compound flat topped gathering of flowers that is characteristic of the Apiaceae family. The domesticated variation possesses the same flower, but has been bred to produce a greatly enlarged storage root that is harvested for foodstuff.
of carrots has become a large business. The business has
grown recently as carrots have become an important contributor
to the word food
supply. In the United States
the consumption of carrots has been on the rise.
A wave of health
conciseness has helped boost
consumption through promoting fresh
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Last updated April 2009