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Purple Carrot


Did you know? Carrots were purple before the 17th Century. The orange carrots that we have today weren’t cultivated until Dutch growers in the late 16th century took mutant strains of the purple carrot, including yellow and white carrots. Eventually, they were developed into sweet orange carrots. Practically all carrots were purple back then, but they were rarely grown since they are usually thin and not very good tasting.