Carrot, Daucus carota, is a root vegetable. It is typically orange or white in color. Carrot is a member of the Apiaceae family. The taproot is the edible portion. Carrots have long been a part of the diet. Carrots can be used in a variety of food dished as well as eaten raw, steamed, chopped, grated, etc. Carrots provide the body vitamin A, minerals, dietary fiber, and antioxidants.