Carrots

Essay #1 Science 5th Grade

Hello, Today I will be talking about my favorite vegetable, carrots. Let’s get started.

Carrots have two parts, a top part, the green leaves, and a bottom part, the root, that can be orange, yellow, or purple. The root is the edible part, (the top is eaten by animals and the root is eaten by us humans, and also some animals like the bunny.)

“Carrots are root vegetables also known as Daucus corota. A member of the Umbellifarae family and therefore related to parsley, dill, and celery. Like the rest of the vegetables, a carrot plant has an “umbrellalike inflorescence called umbel.” Now days the most commonly cultivated variety of carrot called D carota sativus has an orange root, and were cultivated from earlier yellow versions.”1

Carrots are true biannual plants, but we cultivate them as annual.

Carrots were not always like today, they used to be wild and purple in color. They go back as far as 5,000 years ago in modern Afghanistan. Carrots were used as medicine, and we don’t know when we started to cultivate them as food. Now days they are cultivated and eaten all over the world.

Carrots are very good for your eyesight, because they have carotenoids, which our body uses to produce vitamin A. Vitamin A is important for eyesight. There may be other nutrients in carrots, but we eat them because they’re yummy.

I like carrots because I like to munch on them and I like the juice.

If you like carrots what’s your favorite part? Let me know in the comments.

Thank you for reading this lesson, have a nice day and share your thoughts in the comments below, bye.

1 Reference: Carrot (Daucus carota): Scientific Classification and Anatomy https://academics.hamilton.edu/foodforthought/Our_Research_files/Carrot%20wiki.pdf

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