Why carrots help us see in the dark

Metro - Carrots do help you see in the dark

Open Quote Carrots weren’t always orange. White, yellow, red and purple varieties grow in some regions of the world. Apparently Dutch growers cultivated orange carrots in honour of William of Orange (the prince who helped bring about Dutch independence) and they’ve remained that colour ever since. The good news is, the orange is created by a pigment called beta-carotene, which the body uses to make vitamin A. Severe vitamin A deficiency is linked to night blindness and that is why we have the saying about eating carrots to see in the dark. Open Quote