Carrots have been around for 5,000 years, although the exact amount of time is not known as they were originally mistaken for parsnips.
They are a type of root vegetable that is extremely healthy containing large amounts of beta-carotene which is very good for your skin.
How much do carrots weigh?
The weight of a carrot can generally be determined by its length.
A carrot with a length of 5.5 inches or less will normally weigh around 1.94 ounces (55 grams).
On average a medium sized carrot will weigh approximately 2.15 ounces (61 grams).
Here’s a few other interesting facts about the carrot.
Today there are more than 1000 different cultivars of carrot which are edible. Some of these include Dutch Carrots, Imperitor, Nantes, and Koyo.
Although carrots are mostly known for being orange in color, they can also be purple, white, and even black. Orange was a result of force breeding in The Netherlands.
Carrots were not originally used as a food item. The Romans and the Greeks used them as medicine.
They only became sweet during the 18th century. Before that, they were very dry and bitter.
A carrot has many culinary uses. It can be juiced, eaten raw and cooked in many dishes, even carrot cake.
Mel Blanc, who voiced bugs bunny, was said to hate carrots.
~ Fun Fact ~
You’ve heard the term “laughing hyena”? It’s more of a myth since research has shown that this is actually more likely to be a sign of conflict or frustration rather than happiness.