The artificial process behind some of our most common vegetables, and why we don't have purple carrots.
- Facts about selective breeding, for example:
- 400 years ago Dutch breeders produced orange carrots.
- A rutabaga is a cross between a cabbage and a turnip.
- Scientists are using selective breeding to create super vegetables.
Not the product of nature
It's a cross between... a cabbage and a turnip
All variations on one species
Selectively bred for different qualities
Selective breeding began
At least 10,000 years ago
400 years ago...Dutch breeders bred different colours of carrot
Possibly to increase beta-carotene ...
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