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Orange Carrots and a Quick Trip Into History

Laron

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Up until the end of the 16th century carrots were yellow, purple and white. In the 17th century Dutch farmers crossbred them as a tribute to William of Orange who led the struggle for Dutch independence—the color stuck. A thousand years of yellow, purple and white carrot history was wiped out in a generation.

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I told you it was quick!

Now think about all the other food items out there, as each may have a rich history to them as well in terms of their origins!

Perhaps you recall a food item and how it changed over time?
 

Linda

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The University of Texas (burnt orange college color) and Texas A&M University (maroon college color) have a long standing rivalry. Being an agricultural and mechanical school, A&M has developed many things, including maroon carrots.
 
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Laron

Laron

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People really like carrots it seems.

So I posted about this on Facebook the other day:


And the post went viral. 5.3k shares, 242 comments, 1.5k likes & reactions.

It's just really interesting about people consider important in their lives.
 

therium

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Chicken breasts are now the size of a turkey breast from 1980. I call them "godzilla chickens". Chicken breasts are quite large now.
 

Toller

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I keep looking out for original purple carrots in the supermarket, not seen any yet! As for the white ones, I have to make do with parsnips.

I suppose the orange ones are a good source of beta-carotene, the precursor to vitamin A. (Although too much vitamin A can be poisonous).
 
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Laron

Laron

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As for the white ones, I have to make do with parsnips.
I use one parsnip in home made vege soup. They are great!
 

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