Carrots! Colorful and Healthy!

Carrots Were White? Did you know five hundred years ago most carrots were white? That’s what I said; white! It was said that carrots were first cultivated in Afghanistan in the 7th century, and they started with yellow flesh and a purple exterior. Purple, red, black, yellow and white; these were the colors that carrots started out with; not orange About 300 years ago, it was the Dutch growers who first created the orange version of the carrot by taking red and yellow carrot seeds from North Africa to develop the orange variety into a stable and reliable plant for domestication to create the orange root; quadrupling the vegetable’s beta carotene, which the human body converts to vitamin A. Th

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Writers include April Cook (Veteran), Angela Burrs, Toni Colley-Lee, Joanna Gorman (military wife) April Cook and more.

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