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Carrots are a popular vegetable in the Netherlands, especially in the winter dish hutspot. They exist in many shapes and colours, but by far most modern European carrots are tall and orange.

The vast majority of those carrots descend from a variety first grown in the Dutch town of Hoorn over 400 years ago. The Dutch have a long tradition of cross-breeding various plants and they are responsible for many varieties of vegetables.

Some historians even believe that orange carrots were created and popularized to honor William I, Prince of Orange, who led the Dutch revolt against the Spanish Habsburg in the 16th century.

By Sophie