At the grocery store you probably see only two kinds of carrots: baby carrots, and the long ones with the green tops. Both of them are orange. If you're lucky you might see a couple colorful carrots at your farmers market that are white, yellow, and purple (maybe).
But did you know that orange carrots weren't always the norm? In fact, purple carrots were much more prominent before the 16th century. The history of orange carrots is surprising and a little mysterious. Here's the story on how they came to be.