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Can You Imagine A Purple Carrot?

The carrot first appeared in Central Asia, spreading its cultivation to Europe and the rest of the world. Initially, the variety of this delicious vegetable grown in Afghanistan was purple on the outside and orange on the inside. But to the surprise of many, it was only in the 17th century that the first orange carrots appeared.

In 2014, the United States sold 954 million pounds of carrots, while in 2020, it had commercialization of 1.3 billion pounds, which represents an increase of 36.5%, an increase that can be seen in the following graph:

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Paola Ochoa is Director of Operations and Engineering Liaison for Agtools.

Agtools, Inc. provides data for farmers, buyers, distributors, retailers, government agencies, financial firms, and other stakeholders to manage market volatility, increase profitability and reduce waste of natural, human and food resources.

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