Were carrots always orange in colour?
All of the above answers are somewhat ridiculous.
Carrots have been subject to selective breeding over the centuries, not genetic modification - they are two totally different things.
As to the original question, the carrots we eat are actually part of the root system of the plant. They come in a variety of colours naturally, from white to orange to purple and red. It has nothing to do with 'general appeal to the consumer'.
Well, consistently orange carrots were breed by the Dutch in the C17th century as a political statement. People liked them, they caught on and have now become the norm.
As several people have already mentioned carrots come in every shade from white to dark purple.
No not white specifically it depended on where it was grown it ranged from purple to green in some places but people made em orange so day'd be more appealing to da general public
im guessing lol I've never thought of that are you looking at a carrot right now? lmao:)