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Before 17c, all carrots were purple

Before the 17th century, almost all cultivated carrots were purple! The modern day orange carrot originated in the late 16th century when Dutch growers took mutated strains of the purple carrot, including yellow and white carrots and gradually developed them into the orange variety we have today. http://www.omgfacts.com/Interesting/Carrots-haven-t-been-orange-for-that-lon/53890#zxTYzgqs28ig7jgf.99

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