Tuesday, November 21, 2006

(nearly) Wordless Wednesday

Last week I showed the world a purple pepper. I posted on how it tasted here. This week I discovered Purple Carrots. And here they are to prove it..
Did you know that carrots were originally purple? (click on the picture to get it bigger to read the writing)

Edited to add: They taste just like normal carrots, just stain things a bit more when you cut them up! Oh, and they're definitely not sausages!

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45 comments:

Kathleen said...

My goodness! I thought at first I was looking at a package of sausages.

mar said...

Same as Kathleen here! I didn't know there was such a thing as purple carrots! happy ww :)

Holly said...

Clearly purple is in!! Good thing as it happens to be my favorite color! Happy WW. ;o)

Hugs,
Holly
Holly's Corner

Moogie said...

I thought it was sausages too at first. What do they taste like?

Anonymous said...

Count me in on the thought it was sausages. Do they taste like regular carrots?

Anonymous said...

i have never ever heard of purple carrots. Interesting!

Gabrielle said...

wow. do they taste like carrots or eggplants?

Tammy said...

wow! You really find some interesting things!

NOLADawn said...

Ditto on the Italian Sausage :) Let us know how they taste.

eph2810 said...

Do they taste like regular carrots? Very unique.

Happy Wednesday.

Wendy Ann Edwina D'Cunha e Pereira said...

i have heard about this earlier i.e. about carrots being originally purple... i don't think that should affect the taste... just that orange seems a prettier colour..

Addie said...

I think I prefer the orange colour. How does the purple carrots taste?

Gattina said...

Oh my I first thought it were raw shrimps ! So only carrots !

Sanni said...

Purple carrots? Sounds interesting!
Nice pic!
Happy WW from Germany,

S.

Beckie said...

Purple must be the up and coming color in food. Happy WW and Thanksgiving!

Jodi said...

Hmmm, that's different! I have never seen a purple pepper either!

Have a great Wednesday!

Chaotic Mom said...

HA! I thought they were sausages, too. I've seen seeds for the purple carrots, and blood red ones, too. I've heard they're higher in beta caroteen, or something healthy like that. Nice to hear they taste the same. The color would make for interesting carot slaw, eh?

I've posted my Wordless Wednesday, too. Enjoy! ;)

Wystful1 said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm, didn't know that about them originally being purple! Wonder how they became the orange/carroty color we know today.

My Wordless Photo is posted. One you won't believe!!!

Anonymous said...

Purple carrots! Very interesting. Thanks for stopping by my WW, too.

Heather said...

Very weird. Not sure about the "original" color.mzap

Anonymous said...

Oh wow purple carrots at Sainsburys, do you think Asda will do a Smart-Price range for me? ;)

Dotun said...

purple carrots, hearing that for the first time.
i have interpreted the songs on my blog

Rona's Home Page said...

How interesting. I've never seen these in our local grocery store.

Celfyddydau said...

Purple carrots!!! Wonder if my horse will like those.

Do they cost the same as orange ones? Trust Sainsbury's to come up with something different.

Thanks for stopping by my WW

Anonymous said...

Ok, the purple carrots scare me. Enjoy your day!

Anonymous said...

How ODD! Happy WW!

amy said...

Rachel Ray would love this

Barbara H. said...

I thought they were sausages, too! I have to confess they aren't very appetizing to me.....

truth said...

Wow, I had no idea. I don't think I could get used to purple carrots.

Haggie said...

Ahh purple! my favorite color.......i think? *LOL* wow, i've learned something new ..thanks :)

Happy wednesday,

Anonymous said...

I've heard about purple carrots before, but I thought that was a joke!
Nice pic!

Happy WW from Germany,
Sonny

http://sweetlikekitty.blogspot.com

crickl said...

That is a cool veggie lesson! They could make a character on Veggie Tales out of the purple carrot....he would be a very misunderstood fellow and slightly morose. LOL

crickl's nest

Brony said...

Very cool. I love the colour purple.
Happy WW!

Looney Mom said...

That's very interesting. I never knew there was such a thing - or that they were originally purple. Purple is my favorite color.

Anonymous said...

That's scary I think!

Rayne said...

I had no idea that carrots were originally purple. That is so cool. Did you know that eggplants were originally white? Now their name makes more sense to me.

Anonymous said...

I guess it really makes sense when you consider that many root vegetables have purplish or reddish skins. Turnips, red potatoes, radishes...

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Anonymous said...

Wow! Purple carrots. Where on earth did you find them?

I thought at first that they were sausages, too. I guess partially because I've never seen carrots packaged like that.

Deb said...

Hmmmm! That's a new one for me,too...I've never seen purple carrots!

Beth said...

I thought it was a package of sausages too lol. Happy WW!

Anonymous said...

That is really cool. I love purple and I love carrots. I had no clue they were actually purple. Really puts a new perspective on the years of being taught to color your carrots orange!

My Twenty Cents Keeps Moving said...

OMG that is wild! I bet my kids would turn their noses up, though.

Anonymous said...

So, does it follow that if your baby eats too many purple carrots they will turn purple?

Shiz said...

Have you tried purple yams? There's a bakery in Vancouver that makes a cake with purple yams. It's good.

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

so weird! I think I prefer them orange.