The Return Of The Purple Carrot

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It’s back! 🙂

When you think of carrots, immediately the color orange comes to mind. Well guess what, back in the day, all carrots used to be purple! The carrot actually was first cultivated in Afghanistan and was purple. After a while, it got transported to other parts of the world and different types of carrots arose. The orange carrot came to dominate over all the other carrots and in fact this domination was so complete, that when someone hears the word “carrot” today, almost everyone in their mind pictures a long orange thing. Well, purple carrots still exist and they are making a slow, but steady comeback.

Purple carrots are very healthy for you. Not only do they have the vitamin A and beta-carotene of ordinary carrots, but they also have anthocyanins. It is these anthocyanins that give purple carrots their purple color. Purple carrots also contain all kinds of anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals and fibers.

By eating purple carrots, you will get a lot of benefits. They are good for fighting cancer, but also improve memory and vision. They can also strengthen your immune system and help you fight all kinds of germs and bacteria, which want to invade your body and feast on it. 🙂

So for your next healthy meal, you should include some purple carrots. Hopefully, the next time that someone mentions the word “carrot”, you won’t immediately think of something orange, but instead come up with all the different colors that carrots can come in, including purple. I will bet that most of the people reading this post had no idea that carrots can be purple. If you did not know this fun fact, then post a like for this article on facebook. 🙂 Now you know a new fact and maybe it will make you healthier. At the very least you can have a fun little conversation topic to impress people with. 😛

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