Carrots are a domesticated form of the wild carrot, Daucus carota, native to Europe and southwestern Asia. The plant probably originated in Persia and was originally cultivated for its leaves and seeds. The most commonly eaten part of the plant is the taproot, although the stems and leaves are eaten as wellForget about vitamin A pills. Carrots provide vitamin A and a host of other impressive health benefits including beautiful skin, cancer prevention and anti-aging.