Carrot is not only something you put in soups. This root vegetable, which comes from Central Asia, was introduced to Europe in the first century BC, and has been popular ever since. Its familiar orange color variation created by a Dutch gardener became popular in the 1600s. It is extremely rich in nutrients and famous for its beneficial effect on the skin. Eating as little as 5 decagrams of carrot a day meets the daily carotene need of the human body. It keeps your cholesterol level down and boosts the immune system.