The orange-colored carrot that we use today didn’t even exist until the late 16th century. Prior to that, almost all varieties of carrot were purple or white in color, with a thin root. A vegetable mutation eliminated the purple pigment anthocyanin, resulting in the new range of yellow carrots. Following this, Dutch farmers created a cross between the mutated yellow and the natural white ones, along with a variety of wild carrots. The result was orange carrots, created as a tribute to the aristocratic lineage House of Orange, and the struggle for Dutch independence.

Here are some healthy carrot recipes to make you a pretty meal and boost your health.

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