Carrots...so common yet so healthy!
- Minnesota produces approximately 2000 acres of carrots annually. Each acre produces nearly 18 tons of carrots. That means 71,200,000 pounds of carrots are grown in Minnesota each year!
- The average person eats about 14 pounds of carrots every year. Although we are most familiar with the orange carrot, carrots can be red, yellow, white, green, black and purple.
- Carrots are an excellent source of beta-carotene, which our bodies turn into vitamin A. Carrots have more beta-carotene than any other fruit or vegetable!
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