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Purple Carrot Seeds

Purple Carrot Seeds

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Did you know that carrots weren't always orange? Actually, they were purple. The Dutch turned them into orange in the 17th century, after multiple crosses and experiments, in order to achieve the color of the Dutch royal house of Orange. And they succeeded, the result was a softer and sweeter variety that spread throughout Europe.

The carrot comes from Asia. The oldest known evidence of carrot consumption by humans dates back to 3,000 BC. C. in Afghanistan. Those carrots were purple on the outside and yellow on the inside. At first they ate their stems and leaves. In the 1st century the root is mentioned for the first time in classical sources. In Europe, there is evidence of its consumption since the eighth century, with descriptions of the purple, red and yellow varieties. It is even believed that the word carrot comes from the Andalusian Arabic. Arab traders spread the carrot seed throughout Asia, Africa, and Arab countries, including Spain. Thus, varieties with different shades of purple, white, yellow, green and even black arose.


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