Carrots most likely originated in Persia (Iran, Afghanistan), and were also most likely first cultivated in that region.
Carrots were originally grown for their leaves and seeds.
Carrots have been selectively bred for centuries resulting in the common commercial carrot of today.
How much does a carrot weigh?
|Small, average||about 5 1/2 inches length||50g||1.8oz|
|Medium, average||about 6 to 7 inches length||61g||2.2oz|
|Large, average||about 7 1/4 to 8 1/2 inches length||73g||2.6oz|