Historical Fun Facts

In the 17th century western carrots first appeared in the Netherlands. Dutch carrot growers invented the orange carrot in honor of the House of Orange, the Dutch Royal Family.

According to a 5th century Chinese scroll, fashionable Chinese women used to make a dye out of the skin of purple eggplants and polish their teeth with it until they were a shiny gray.

References to coriander can also be found in Sanskrit texts and the Bible.

A 17th century recipe with thyme as one of the main ingredients claims to enable people to see fairies.