Carrots are considered an autumn vegetable. It has long leaf stems, which resemble dill leaves and can be used as fodder. The taproot of the carrot can be consumed raw, cooked or can be used for the production of canned, frozen and dried products.
Carrots are an excellent source of antioxidant substances and the major source of provitamin A (β-carotene), which protects against heart problems and cancer. It also helps vision, especially night vision, and protects against cataract, which is the main cause of vision loss among the elderly. Furthermore, it appears that carotenoids have a beneficial effect on glucose blood levels and guard against insulin resistance.