A popular sweet-tasting root vegetable, Carrots are narrow and cone shaped. They have thick, fleshy, deeply colored root, which grows underground, and feathery green leaves that emerge above the ground. While these greens are fresh tasting and slightly bitter, the carrot roots are crunchy textured with a sweet and minty aromatic taste.
Benefits: Carrots provide the highest content of vitamin A of all the vegetables. Brightly orange colored carrots have pigments like carotenoids and flavonoids, that provide several antioxidants and act as a defense against cancer. They aid in maintaining oral health and also decrease the risk of stroke and other heart diseases.