Carrots help you see better in the dark
This has some basis in truth. Deficiency in vitamin A results in a diminished ability to see in dim
light. The characteristic orange pigment of carrots is a source of vitamin A, so it is possible that
consumption of carrots would improve dim-light vision in people with vitamin A deficiency.
However, this deficiency is rare in Australia so for most people, eating carrots is unlikely to
improve vision significantly. No one can see unaided in total dark, no matter how many carrots
The consumption of very large amounts of carrots can result in the accumulation of the orange
pigment and the skin appears yellow. This fades when the excessive consumption is discontinued.