Carrots: Orange Is Not the Only Colour

Orange Is Not the Only Colour: Purple, Red, Yellow and White Carrots Show Different Nutritional Results

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Orange carrots were developed in The Netherlands in the 18th century (the first GM modified crop?).

Before that the first descriptions of carrots from the Middle East (around the 1000 AD) described them as purple and yellow.

There have also been white (Europe) and red (China). While orange carrots have become the standard in the West there are still some places in the world where purple and yellow carrots continue to be eaten.

Researchers are studying the different nutritional values of the different coloured carrots – claiming that different coloured carrots have different nutritional benefits.

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