Carrot Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers
What is a carrot?
A: The carrot is a root vegetable.
Carrots are usually orange in color but can also be what?
A: Purple, red, white, and yellow.
What type of texture does it have?
A: It has a crisp texture when fresh.
What is the most commonly eaten part of a carrot?
A: The taproot.
The carrot is a domesticated form of what?
A: The wild carrot Daucus carota, native to Europe and southwestern Asia.
The domestic carrot has been selectively bred for its what?
A: Greatly enlarged and more palatable, less woody-textured edible taproot.
The world production of carrots and turnips (these plants
are combined by the FAO for reporting purposes) for calendar year 2011 was how
A: Almost 35.658 million tons.
Almost half were grown in what country?
A: In China.
Carrots are widely used in many cuisines, especially in the
preparation of what?
The wild ancestors of the carrot are likely to have come
A: Persia (regions of which are now Iran and Afghanistan).
A naturally occurring subspecies of the wild carrot, Daucus
carota subsp. sativus, has been selectively bred over the centuries to do what?
A: Reduce bitterness, increase sweetness and minimize the woody core.
When they were first cultivated, carrots were grown for
A: Aromatic leaves and seeds.
Carrot seeds have been found in Switzerland and Southern
Germany dating to when?
A: 2000–3000 BC.
Close relatives of the carrot are still grown for their
leaves and seeds, examples include what?
A: Parsley, fennel, dill and cumin.
The first mention of the root in classical sources is
during what century?
A: The 1st century.
The carrot appears to have been introduced into Europe via
Spain by whom?
A: The Moors in the 8th century.
The modern carrot originated in what country at about this
The 12th-century Arab Andalusian agriculturist, Ibn al-'Awwam,
A: Both red and yellow carrots.
What Jewish scholar also mentions roots of these colors in
the 11th century?
A: Simeon Seth.
Cultivated carrots appeared in China in what period?
A: The 14th century.
When did carrots appear in Japan?
A: In the 18th century.
European settlers introduced the carrot to Colonial America
in what century?
A: The 17th century.
What is responsible for the orange color of carrots?
Carrots are a good source of dietary what?
A: Fiber, vitamin K and vitamin B6.
Grated carrots are used in what?
A: Carrot cakes, and carrot puddings.
Carrot juice is also widely marketed, especially as a what?
A: A health drink.
Carrots are grown from seed and take about how long to
A: four months.
Carrot cultivars can be grouped into what two broad
A: Eastern carrots and western carrots.
The city of Holtville, California, promotes itself as what?
A: "Carrot Capital of the World", and holds an annual festival devoted entirely to the carrot.