Accustomed always see them a bright sun orange may seem strange, ma purple carrots were once.
This is confirmed by various historical sources egizie, Greek and Roman, populations from which they made extensive use of this valuable vegetable not only in the kitchen, but also in the medical and pharmaceutical.
Testimonials rear to those mentioned above also, also describe yellow and white carrots, but never orange.
As it has come then to the current appearance of the carrot?
Theater epochal transformation was the’Netherlands, where between '700 and' 800 farmers, experimenting with bold and risky crossings selections, They managed to permanently change color and flavor of carrot, which it became even sweeter.
The orange was not chosen at random, but to honor the dynasty of Orange who led the Netherlands to war against the Spaniards (Photo gives: etsy.com).