About the orange carrot

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The wild carrot was originally white, red or yellow belonging to the species Daucus Carota.

The earliest vegetable definitely known to be a carrot dates from the 10th century in Persia and Asia Minor and would be quite unlike the taste and look of the typical orange carrot we know today. The orange carrot is in fact quite new and there is a lot of debate where the domesticated orange carrot derives from, but it was the dutch who stabilized it’s cultivation in the 16th century.

The theory is that orange carrots were promoted by the Dutch, who bred them in honor of William of Orange, the leader of a 16th-century revolt against the Spanish Habsburg monarchy that ruled over a swathe of north-western Europe.

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