Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Ah, carrots. After potatoes, carrots are probably my favorite vegetable. When they started showing up in our shares, I declared, "Mine!" and squirreled them away for myself. (I am spoiled, aren't I?)
We all know that carrots are good for your eyes and filled with antioxidants (called carotenoids) which help protect against cancer and heart disease. But did you know they also come in different colors? Originally, carrots were purple or yellow, and orange carrots didn't show up until the 16th century. Now we're starting to see some of these different colors again--yellow and even purple on occasion. I don't care what color they are...I just love carrots!