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Find colorful carrots at farmers markets

By Joan Namkoong

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 27, 2012

~~<p>What would we do without carrots? They are a staple of our vegetable pantry, along with celery and onions, used to make mirepoix, the base for so many savory dishes. The carrot is the quickest, crunchiest vegetable around and one of the healthiest, too.</p>
<p>Carrots were cultivated in Afghanistan in the 7th century, but they were purple and yellow. Dutch farmers inspired by royalty bred the orange carrot to honor the House of Orange.</p>
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What would we do without carrots? They are a staple of our vegetable pantry, along with celery and onions, used to make mirepoix, the base for so many savory dishes. The carrot is the quickest, crunchiest vegetable around and one of the healthiest, too.

Carrots were cultivated in Afghanistan in the 7th century, but they were purple and yellow. Dutch farmers inspired by royalty bred the orange carrot to honor the House of Orange. Login for more...



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