Carrot Fun Facts, and Trivia

Carrots are amazing
Carrots are amazing | Source

Carrot sayings and quotes

  • Carrots are devine...You get a dozen for a dime, It's maaaa-gic! - Bugs Bunny
  • Large, naked, raw carrots are acceptable as food only to those who live in hutches eagerly awaiting Easter. - Fran Lebowtiz
  • Some prefer carrot while others like cabbage. - Irish Saying
  • Heaven is the place where the donkey finally catches up with his carrot: hell is the eternity while he waits for it. - Russell Green
  • Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread and pumpkin pie. - Jim Davis (Garfield)
  • Only in dreams are carrots as big as bears. - Yiddish Saying
  • Tis cabbage, these carrots, these potatoes, these onions...will soon become me. Such a tasty fact. - Mike Garafalo
  • A dish of carrot hastily cooked may still have soil uncleaned off the vegetable. - Chinese Proverb
  • I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond. - Mae West


Carrots aren't just orange
Carrots aren't just orange | Source

Carrots fun facts and trivia

  • Carrots are not only orange in color, they also come in purple, white, red and yellow.
  • There is as much calcium in 9 carrots as there is in a glass of milk.
  • Carrot flowers are known as Birds Nest, Bees Nest and the Devils Plague.
  • Carrots were the first vegetable to be canned commercially.
  • The average person will eat 10,866 carrots in their lifetime.
  • Holtville, Ca calls itself "The Carrot Capital of the World".
  • Carrots are about 87% water.

  • Howard Hughes always measured every carrot he ate.

  • Carrots have the highest content of beta carotene, or Vitamin A, of all vegetables.

  • Researchers at the USDA found that study participants who consumed 2 carrots per day were able to lower their cholesterol levels about 20% due to a soluble fiber called calcium pectate.

  • Carrots were first grown for medicinal uses, not as a food.
  • French Tobacconists used to put a carrot in their bins to keep their tobbaco from drying out.
  • Three carrots can give you enough enery to walk 3 miles.
  • If you dream about carrots it means you will have properity and health.
  • In America, the wild carrot is known as Queen Anne's Lace, wild carrot, rattlesnake weed and American carrot.
  • In the Middle Ages, carrot juice was used to make butter a more appealing color in winter.
  • The carrot is a member of the parsley family.
  • Carrots are one of the rare vegetables which are more nutricious cooked than raw.

Carrot Salad
Carrot Salad | Source

Carrot Salad Recipe #1

 Ingredients:

2 cups carrots, grated

1/2 cup raisins

1/2 cup apples, finely chopped

1 stalk celery, finely chopped

2 tbsp mayonnaise

1 tsp lemon juice

Directions:

Combine all ingredients and chill until serving.

Carrot Salad Recipe #2

 Ingredients:

4 carrots, shredded

1 apple, peeled, cored and shredded

1 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp honey

1/4 cup toasted blanched slivered almonds

salt

pepper

Directions:

Combine all ingredients.

Salt and pepper to taste.

Refrigerate until serving.

Carrot Salad Recipe #3

Ingredients:

 4 cups carrots, shredded

1 cup raisins

1/2 cup celery, finely chopped

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 tsp lemon juice

2 tbsp light cream

1/2 cup toasted blanced slivered almonds

Directions:

Combine all ingredients except almonds.

Refrigerate until serving.

Sprinkle with almonds.

Carrot Recipe #4

 Ingredients:

2/3 cups raisins

2 cups grated carrots

1 cup crushed pineapple,  drained

1 cup minature marshmallows

1/3 cup unflavored yogurt

1 tbsp lemon juice

1/4 tsp salt

1 tbsp sugar

Directions:

Mix together raisins, carrots, pineapple, and marshmallows and set aside.

Combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt and sugar and add to carrot mix.

Refrigerate until served.

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Rhonda Waits 5 years ago from The Emerald Coast

Wow. What a great fun hub. I love carrots I eat them daily. Thanks for the new info. It is greatly appreciated.


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Amber Allen 5 years ago

Hi KKG

I love the facts and trivia you've put together about carrots. I had no idea that they were better for you cooked than raw. That is unusual.

Amber:)


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Rhonda, I love carrots too. They're my favorite snack. Tahat and chocolate.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Amber, I didn't know they were better for you cooked, either, not until I started the research for this hub. You learn something new every day. Thanks for the comment.


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south

I love this hub. And i love carrots. It is great.


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carrie450 5 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

I like the recipes KoffeeKlatch Gals. Carrots are one of my favorites. I'm going to try them out, thank you.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

d.willaim, I'm glad you like it. Thanks for stopping in and commenting.

carrie, I like carrots too, I'm just glad they are good for you. Thanks.


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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

Interesting. I sometime eat carrots but I don't think about them a whole lot.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

dahoglund, I didn't think too much about them either until I started looking at them as a subject to write about.


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ThoughtSandwiches 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

koffee...

I have to say that I think it is awesome that you wrote an entire Hub about carrots! I thought that carrot looked bigger then a bear...it must have been a dream!

Thanks for a totally unexpected delight in the middle of my day.

Thomas


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Thomas, I started out with just a little information, but the more I read about carrots the more the article took on a life of it's own.


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dinkan53 5 years ago from India

We talk about it often, but I don't know if it's one of those pipe dreams or if it'll come to fruition, ... Obviously that carrot is out there, but it really depends on the organization and what they do. I just know I would be better and he would be better if we were together, because we bring out the best in each other. That's the kind of relationship we have.

Ryan Longwell

came to know new things about carrot through your hub, will try your recipes, thanks. rated ^^


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Thanks Ryan, I hope you enjoy them.


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anglnwu 5 years ago

Enjoyed the carrots quotes. I've to agree with Mae West--the only carrots she's interested in is the number on the diamond--haha. Glad you included recipes as well. thanks for sharing.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

anginwu, I also liked Mae Wests quote. It gave me a chuckle.

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