Carrots weren’t always orange.

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Carrots of many colors
Carrots of many colors
“ARS researchers have selectively bred carrots with pigments that reflect almost all colors of the rainbow. More importantly, though, they’re very good for your health.” — USDA ARS

Carrots have been around since 3000 BC and they used to be purple, with a few red, yellow and white ones. It was only in the 17th century that the orange carrots we see today first appeared, which tasted better and were more fleshy than the purple ones.

Carrot Diversity
Carrots come in a wide variety of shapes, colours and sizes.

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