Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which the liver converts into vitamin A & the retina into rhodopsin, necessary for night vision. It is also shown shown to protect against macular degeneration & cataracts. Falcarinol is a natural pesticide produced by carrots to protect its roots from fungal diseases. Studies have shown it reduces lung, breast & colon cancers. Their antioxidants aid aging by slowing cell damage caused by sun exposure & wrinkles. They are powerful antiseptics, too!