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So here’s the thing; I seem to collect obscure information.

For example, did you know carrots were originally purple, red or yellow? It wasn’t until the 1600’s that orange cultivars started to be pulled up. (Get it because you pull up carrots?)

See, obscure, some (the Parsnip) would say,  useless information.

Ooh fancy French carrots!

But it’s not so useless when you know that the reason people preferred the orange to the purple, red or yellow, was because they had tougher roots that held up well for shipping and long storage. If you grow white, purple or red carrot today, you can attest that these varieties are much more tender than their titian brothers.

Today, I am not talking about carrots.

Today, I am talking about ketchup.

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