The Secret Noodles


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Recipe for children by Sanjeev Kapoor, Master Chef, Author and Television Host. 


The carrot you eat is a thick, fleshy, deeply coloured root. The carrot is scientifically known as Daucus carota, a name that can be traced to ancient Roman writings of the 3rd Century. In the 16th Century, Dutch carrot growers invented the orange carrot in honour of the House of Orange, the Dutch Royal Family. They did this by cross breeding pale yellow carrots with red carrots. Did you know that in World War II, carrots were promoted heavily as a substitute for other scarce vegetables and as a sweetener in desserts in the absence of sugar? Eating too many carrots can cause a person's skin to turn yellowish orange, especially on the palms or soles of the feet. This is called carotenemia. It is completely reversible once the consumption of carrots is reduced.