Category Archives: Food as Medicine: Carrot (Daucus carota, Apiaceae)

Food as Medicine: Carrot (Daucus carota, Apiaceae)

History and Traditional Use Range and Habitat Ubiquitous at any supermarket, the common root vegetable carrot (Daucus carota, subsp. sativus) is a biennial plant that is an excellent source of vitamin A (one cup contains approximately 600% of the recommended daily value) and fiber.1 Indigenous to Europe as well as parts of Asia and northern Africa, carrots now are cultivated

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