Carrot

Carrot

Carrots, botanically classified as Daucus carota subs. sativus, are slender, edible, underground taproots that grow frilly leaves in a rosette pattern and belong to the Apiaceae family along with celery, parsnips, and parsley. Labeled as a root vegetable, there are many different varieties of Carrots found in a wide array of colors that are harvested at multiple stages of maturity for commercial sale. Carrots have been cultivated since ancient times and were deeply rooted in the diets and traditional medicine of Asian and European cultures. Despite our familiarity today with the brightorange variety, orange carrots did not arrive into the commercial marketplace until the16th and 17th centuries. Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, which can helpprevent vision loss, vitamin C to protect the body from sickness, and fiber to assist withdigestion. The roots also contain some vitamin K, magnesium, calcium, folate, and potassium.

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Carrots can be grown as microgreens. The green top when in microgreen stage has a delightful flavor of mild sweet carrot. The texture is like dill, without any dill taste. Carrot microgreens which are botanically classified as Daucus carota subs. sativus, are slender, edible, underground taproots that grow frilly leaves in a rosette pattern and belong to the Apiaceae family along with celery, parsnips, and parsley. Labeled as a root vegetable, there are many different varieties of Carrots found in a wide array of colors that are harvested at multiple stages of maturity for commercial sale. Carrots have been cultivated since ancient times and were deeply rooted in the diets and traditional medicine of Asian and European cultures. Despite our familiarity today with the brightorange variety, orange carrots did not arrive into the commercial marketplace until the16th and 17th centuries. Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, which can help prevent vision loss, vitamin C to protect the body from sickness, and fiber to assist with digestion. The roots also contain some vitamin K, magnesium, calcium, folate, and potassium.

Carrot microgreens can of course be used in salads as so many recipes ask for, her is a recipe for a bread. Microgreen Zucchini Carrot Cake

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HEALTH BENEFITS OF CARROT:

• Improves eyesight
• Boost immune system
• Regulates blood sugar
• Prevents macular degeneration
• Reduces risk of cancer & stroke
• Prevents heart disease
• Reduces high blood pressure
• Maintains good digestive health
• Improves skin
• Improves Kidney function
• Reduces incident of stroke

In addition to selling carrot live to those of you in Lakeland, Florida, we also sell grow kits so you can learn to grow this delicious green. In addition we are a seed dealer and we do have seed available for you to purchase.

SEEDS:

  • Carrot : Daucus carota
  • For Microgreens & baby salad greens, herb gardening & more
  • Resealable Bag - High germination rates
  • Days to Full Maturity: 14 (microgreen) -- Annual -- USDA Hardiness Zone: Annual Crop
  • Our seed packets are intended for microgreen plantings and one packet in the appropriate seed density for one  5"x5" container (approximately)

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