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What Is The Natural Colour Of A Carrot ?
« on: 27/10/2009 12:35:34 »

Dearest "whatsupdoc"-ologists..

As a sheepy I of course luff carrots..I especially luff carrot juice...and carrot cake is not so bad ....

Now take a look at all these carrots !...



These Are Carrots

Nice eh ?..being delivered and laced with dynamite to make a firework next Tuesday !


Notice how non orange a lot of them are ?

What's that all about ?..Have ewe ever tried a non orange carrot ?..Is Orange not the natural colour of a carrot ?...are these genuine bona fide varieties or are they dyed versions ?...do they taste different ?  I've never seen them inreal life..have ewe ?


whajafink ?


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What Is The Natural Colour Of A Carrot ?
« Reply #1 on: 27/10/2009 13:18:12 »
The carrot coloured carrot ( OK, orange then) is not the natural colour of the carrot. It must be around 100 - 300 yrs ago that a new less bitter carrot was bred. Originally (and naturally) the carrot has a rather bitter taste and is white. Through hybridisation the far more tasty carrot we know and love today came about.

I'm not sure if the change of colour was pure accident or intentional. Whichever the case, David Dickenson and Judith Chalmers may have had something to do with it.
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« Reply #3 on: 28/10/2009 14:27:30 »
If white was the original color, then  what is the difference between a carrot and a parsnip????? 
 

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« Reply #4 on: 28/10/2009 16:51:32 »
They are of the same family Apiaceae. The carrot is of the genus Daucus and the parsnip is Pastinaca.

Also in the family are parsley and fennel.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 28/10/2009 19:11:33 »
If white was the original color, then  what is the difference between a carrot and a parsnip????? 
At a well known on-line supermaket the difference is 1.56/Kg - 0.68/Kg.

Hemlock and giant hogweed are part of this family (also know as umbrelliferae) too.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 29/10/2009 09:27:45 »
Carrot Museum!!!!!!

I bet they get a lot of visitors.

I wonder what bright spark thought of that?


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« Reply #7 on: 29/10/2009 09:49:42 »
Carrot Museum!!!!!!

I bet they get a lot of visitors.

I wonder what bright spark thought of that?


The same kinda guy who thought up the pencil museum and the penis museum.
 

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