Organic Purple Carrots Make a Come Back
09 September 2010
History of Purple Carrots
The humble purple carrot is among the first cultivated carrots and dates back to 2000 BC. Its common orange relation- bred by the Dutch in honour of their national colour- is relatively modern by contrast.
The deep purple colour that gives the carrots their striking appearance has nutritional benefits as well, indicating the presence of anthocyanin antioxidants. They also contain more beta-carotene than the orange variety.
Organic purple carrots have a subtle, sweet taste and can be used interchangeably with orange carrots, only keep in mind that they tend to bleed.
At Wholefoods House we sell organic purple carrots grown exclusively for us on an organic farm just over an hour south of Sydney. We also stock Spiral’s Purple Carrot Juice.