[Sca-cooks] Looking for references to orange carrots

Robin Carroll-Mann rcarrollmann at gmail.com
Sun Feb 28 16:12:14 PST 2010

Just throwing in another reference.  The 1551 edition of the "Libro de
Agricultura" by Gabriel Alonso de Herrera has this to say about

Delas zanahorias y chirivias.  Estas dos maneras de rayzes pone el
Platina en un mismo capi. aun que ellas son differentes en sus
colores: que las chirivias son blancas como los nabos salvo que son
mas delgadas y largas.  Las zanahorias son de la hechura de los nabos
ni mas ni menos: salvo ser unas de color de naranjas: otras muy
coloradas tanto que tornan en prietas.

Of carrots and parsnips.  Platina puts these two kinds of roots in the
same chapter even though they are different in their colors, because
parsnips are
white like turnips, except that they are thinner and longer.  Carrots
have the appearance of turnips, neither more nor less, except that
some are the color of oranges; others are so red that they turn dark.
[translation mine]


Brighid ni Chiarain

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