Harvest Spotlight: Carrots
Carrots are a good source of beta carotene, fiber, vitamin K1, potassium, and antioxidants. The antioxidants can help reduce the risks of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Some health benefits of carrots is reduced risk of cancer, lower blood cholesterol, weight loss, and eye health.
How to Harvest
To harvest carrots, dig around the carrot to loosen the soil. Grab the leaves of the carrots then firmly pull up.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the world’s longest carrot measured 20 feet, 5.86 inches.
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