Feasting Florida

Enjoying a sustainable, organic, lifestyle indulging in all Florida's Cuisines throughout the seasons


Carrots Carrots belong to the parsley family. They originate in the Middle East and Central Asia. The ancient Greeks appreciated them for their aphrodisiac properties. The Roman Emperor Caligula is said to have fed his senators carrots to make them manlier. Early Europeans also appreciated carrots. They also used them in medicine. There are over 100 varieties, ranging from orange to purple black in color, and also baby carrots. The carrots that are purple or in color change to a deep orangish/ red color with streaks of purple in them when cooked sometimes.