Why Carrots Aren't Purple

Carrots have vitamin A, beta-carotene, and fibre. EatingWell says they're good for your eyes, heart, immunity, and skin.

According to The Kitchn, Dutch farmers mutated purple carrots to create the orange carrot in the 16th and 17th centuries. 

Orange carrots were favoured over purple carrots for their sweet taste and because they didn't stain cooking utensils.

It's more likely that carrots were bred to be orange for their superior flavour than as a tribute to William of Orange, who fought for Dutch independence

If reading about carrots' origins has you craving them, try pickling them, 

blending them into soups, or broiling them as a side dish (as with these unique burnt carrots with brie).

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