Purple is the “Natural” Color for…Carrots.

Did you know that carrots were originally purple, not orange?! According to Tony Booth, top veg supplier at Borough Market in London, the orange variety we see everywhere today was originally bred to match the colors of the Dutch royal family. You can still find the purple varieties around if you try, and also look out for golden, yellow, and white carrots.

– Jamie Oliver, Cook with Jamie, 308.

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