1. Ancient Greeks called the carrot a philtron, which translates to “love charm.”
2. Eating carrot seeds have been thought to prevent pregnancy.
3. Carrots were originally purple, red, white, and yellow. The orange carrot was invented by the Dutch by crossbreeding red and yellow carrots in honor of the Dutch royal family.
4. One cup of raw carrots contains only about 50 calories.
5. The longest carrot on record was nearly 17 feet long!
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