Since the unusual makes for a good read, an article like this is perfect for what we need to get the bad taste of politics out of our systems. In fact, this type of article is much more educational than a whole basket of politicians speeches, if you know what I mean!
Carrots Were Originally Purple
Carrots are mutants.
Well, orange carrots at least. Originally, purple carrots were the norm, but there were some offshoots — yellow and white ones appeared in the wild. Over time, somehow, 17th century Dutch carrot growers managed to cultivate these yellow and white ones carrots into the orange ones we are familiar with today.
The purple ones still do exist, but by far are the minority in the world of carrot colors. Want to try some? Beware — there may be a good reason why purple carrots are now the uncommon breed: the orange ones taste better. In fact, orange carrots may be a superfood of sorts when it comes to taste. A recent study showed that children said foods tasted better if favored cartoon character appeared on a box, with one food excepted: carrots.
This little know fact comes from a newsletter put out by a guy named Dan Lewis. The newsletter is named "Now I Know!" and is well worth taking a look at!
Coffee in the kitchen this morning. Today I have some cheese coffee cake! OK?