The colour of carrots

Did you know carrots weren’t always orange? I didn’t.

Carrots used to be a variety of colours – yellow, red, purple, white and even black.

In the 1500’s, Dutch growers bred carrots to make them less bitter. The result was an orange-coloured carrot that was claimed as the Royal vegetable in honour of the Dutch Royal Family, who were of the House of Orange.

You can read more about the history of the carrot by visiting the online Carrot Museum.

Who knew¬†there was a Carrot Museum?? I didn’t!

The things you learn every day…..