Popular Ontario varieties include Caropak, Cellobunch, Chancellor, Six-Pak, Avenger, Apache, and Caro-chief.
Low in calories, carrots are an excellent source of beta carotene, converted in the body to Vitamin A and a source of folacin and fibre.
One raw 7 1/2 in. (19 cm) carrot contains 31 calories, 7 g carbohydrates, 2025 RE Vitamin A and 2.2 g fibre.
One of the very early foods, this edible root is native to the part of Asia we now know as Afghanistan.
The carrot was probably being cultivated, as well as being harvested wild, before the time of Christ. In its wild state, it's known as Queen Anne's Lace.