Along with Plato and Galileo, classical antiquity has also given us carrots. However, contrary to popular belief, the carrot did not start out its existence “orange”. The Celts in Northern Europe grew carrots that were white. In long-ago Afghanistan, Syria, and Iran, carrots were either yellow, or violet in colour. The sweet, deep orange carotene carrot we now enjoy was developed in Holland c.1600 and was carried to North America with the first settlers.