Gajar is a round or cone shaped vegetable. It’s edible part is root. It is characterized by yellowish or brown bark cone shape vegetable. Gajar or गाजर is the Nepali word for Carrot. It has also the same pronunciation and writing style in Hindi. It’s scientific name is Daucus carota.

Gajar (गाजर) in English = Carrot

gajar in english

Gajar (carrot) belongs to family Apiaceae (Umbelliferae). Some common examples of family Apiaceae are coriander, cumin, celery, earthnut etc.

Carrots contains good sources of nutrients like potassium (K), antioxidants and vitamin A and vitamin B. Out of these nutrients, vitamin A is excellent source found in carrot.

In carrot, vitamin A is found in the form of Beta-carotene, a type of carotenoid, which is responsible for yellowish or orange color of carrot. These beta carotene also promotes good health for improving good eye vision, muscle and bone development.