A root vegetable from the parsley family, that has lacy green leaves and a long slender orange root. Baby carrots are often more tender, but have less flavor because of their immaturity. Carrots were formerly every color: red, black, yellow, white and especially purple EXCEPT orange! First cultivated in Afghanistan, carrots originally had purple exteriors and yellow flesh. In the Middle Ages, the Dutch developed the bright orange carrot.
Season: available year-round
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