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Did you know ?

That the white carrot is a lot older than its orange cousin?

The white carrot was derived from the wild carrot and has been cultivated for centuries. Over time, however, this variety has faded into obscurity and is hard to find nowadays. Today’s dominating orange variety first emerged in the 16th century, when Dutch farmers wanted to honour Prince William I and his outstanding achievements. The “royal carrot” the farmers had envisioned not only was to be named after William I, Prince of Orange, but was also meant to honour him by way of its colour.