PURPLE CARROTS

What you always wanted to know
  1. Most carrots use to be purple before 17th century.
  2. Purple carrots originated from Afghanistan.
  3. Orange carrots were cultivated by the Dutch possibly in tribute to the House of Orange.
  4. The Romans believed carrots and seeds were aphrodisiacs.
  5. Purple carrots have high concentrations of lutein and anthocyanins, a strong antioxidant.