Did you know carrots used to all be purple? My husband was reading about this to me from our latest nonfiction favorite “1493” which is one of those books that manages to make history very interesting even to a paranormal, fantasy reader like me. I could not remember ever having seen a purple carrot–or any carrot that wasn’t orange.
Talk about timing. What do you think I saw for sale the next time I went to our Dutch grocery, packs of carrots with a mix of purple, yellow and orange. Of course I had to buy them.
The purple was the least “carrot” flavored–a very mild root veggie, followed by the yellow/pale orange. The regular Bug’s Bunny variety had most of the kick and most of the flavor. If I were a chef I’m sure I could find numerous uses for the lite carrot.
But I’m not. And frankly, I still can’t believe carrots used to all be purple!