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Why are carrots ORANGE?

Cartoon carrot fan Bugs Bunny should probably not finish those carrots if he would like to keep his shiny white teeth

They were bred ORANGE in The Netherlands during the 17th century from the older white and purple stock (that are now back in fashion as “heritage” varieties) to show support for the Orange-Nassau dynasty. -Susan Broomhall Winthrop Professor of Early Modern History at University of Western Australia


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