Some interesting facts about coloured carrots:
- Before the 17th century, almost all cultivated carrots were purple. If they lacked the purple pigment anthocyanin, they were white or yellow.
- Dutch growers started crossing different carrots until they finally developed the orange carrot that is so popular nowadays.
- Coloured carrots can be eaten raw or cooked, steamed, roasted...
- They can also be used for baking cakes, muffins or bread.