Carrot Facts for Kids
What am I?
I am a vegetable that is known for my bright orange color and crunchy texture. I wasn't always orange though... I was originally white, purple, red, and yellow. It wasn't until the 1600s that the orange variety became popular.
Kids not only like me, bunnies do too! Can you guess what I am?
Where I grow
I grow in the ground. I was first farmed in the country Afghanistan around 900 AD. I grow in many different parts of the world, including Europe, Asia, and the Americas. I am usually grown in soil that is well-drained and loose, so that I can grow deep into the ground. I also need plenty of sunlight and water to grow big and healthy.
My flowers attract pollinators like bees making me an important root vegetable in the garden.
After I'm picked
After I'm picked, I am usually washed and trimmed before being sent to grocery stores or markets. There are a lot of ways to eat me. I can be eaten raw, cooked, and juiced! I can even be added to baked foods, like cake. You might find me in Easter baskets or in fun Easter crafts.
Did you guess... carrots
Did you guess that I am a carrot? Did you know that the baby carrots at the store are just carrots that are cut into smaller pieces?
Watch the video to learn more.
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