On this page, you can find one of the most cultivated vegetables in the world. Here are the printable carrot coloring pages. The following drawings can be colored with your desired colors. So, let’s get the images and color them.
The carrot is a vegetable belonging to the Apiaceae family. It is a biennial plant that forms sparse leaves and roots during the first year while, after a period of rest, begins the stem and flowers.
Free Carrot Coloring Pages
The edible part is the root or main tuber that has a storage function of large amounts of sugars.
The shape of the carrot is thick and elongated (similar to a cone) with a length that can change depending on the variety, although it generally ranges between 15-17 cm and can reach 20 cm.
The weight also varies between 100-250 gr. The most representative varieties of carrots currently have orange, purple, white, red, and yellow colors. Their flavor, while tender and fresh, is slightly sweet.
Carrots are one of the most widely cultivated vegetables in the world. Its consumption has spread widely, as it is now available in the markets all year round.
World carrot production has increased in recent years, reaching 18,500,000 tons in 1998. It is now present in the markets all year round since the climates of the various countries allow crop rotation.
The part of the plant consumed is the root, of which there are different varieties, so that the flavor and shape can vary, although always with orange coloration. For fresh consumption, the cylindrical shape is preferred.
It is an essential part of today’s modern food. In vitamins A, B, and C, its vitamin content is highly appreciated mainly for its carotene content, a precursor of vitamin A.
Among the various uses it has been given throughout history, in addition to food, the extraction of sugar or its seeds as medicine by the Celts and Romans stands out.
It is used both for fresh consumption and for industry, in purees, frozen foods, canned foods.
As a food, it has a high nutritional value for carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals.
Its high content in carotenes -precursors of vitamin A- makes 100 grams of carrots cover 93% of the recommended daily amount of vitamin A for an adult person.
It also provides many other vitamins and minerals, including potassium and manganese.
Carrots are beneficial for vision -especially at night-dental health, digestion, and skin protection against UVB solar radiation.
But, above all, the carrot is delicious and versatile food in the kitchen, being able to be eaten raw – in bites or salads -cooked, fried, in scrambled eggs, casseroles, etc.
To preserve all its nutrients, it is preferable to eat it raw or very little cooked; and if it has been grown in an organic garden, it will be delicious.
To pluck an organic carrot, wash it and eat it immediately is a pleasure reserved for those of us who cultivate the land and those close to us.
And for many of us, it is the best way to enjoy its flavor and health benefits.