Monday, October 03, 2011

Insidious Purple Carrots

Found some purple carrots while getting groceries the other day.  They have a much more insidious appearance than the common orange variety, resembling some sort of evil zombie carrot. I decided to give them a try and they taste like... well, like carrots.

Thought I'd find out a bit more about these diabolical purple carrots to find that they aren’t a new strain or a hybrid but are actually the most ancient variety. The purple carrots predate the orange variety by many thousands of years.   Turns out these undead purple carrots are even higher in vitamins, beta-carotenes and antioxidants.  You can find out more on the history of carrots at the World Carrot Museum website. (Yes there's actually a carrot museum).

If you eat too many carrots (or other foods with lots of carotene) your skin can go yellow or orange. With that knowledge it was my hope that an excess of the evil purple carrots would lead to an inhumanly wicked skin shade. Disappointingly overdosing on carotene from purple carrots will still turn you orange not purple.

Is the next step to make an evil purple carrot cake?


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