Orange Foods That Aren’t Orange
Quick, what color is a Carrot? An Orange? If you said Orange, you’d be surprised to know that you’d only be right in certain parts of the world.
Orange carrots are common now, but originally Purple carrots were all the craze. The orange ones were know today were cultivated over time by the Dutch from yellow and white wild carrots. So what happened? Did the purple carrot go the way of the dinosaur, protecting the new furry carrots from meteorites? Nope, they’re still around today. The fact you might not have heard of them is because they just don’t taste as good as orange carrots.
Oranges are orange aren’t they? After all, we call them Orange…. Nope, Oranges are actually Green.
Oranges are naturally green in most areas of the world. We get oranges ones in the U.S. because it’s slightly cooler here. It’s even possible for orange oranges to go green, not in like buying a Prius, but actually turn green again in a process aptly called regreening. It can occur if there are blossoms on the tree at the same time as the fruit, or if the fruit has become over-ripened.