We always ate orange carrots (which my husband was never a big fan of) until recently, when I discovered purple carrots and now I buy these when I can get my hands on them. The ones I buy come from Tasmania and I have only ever seen them in my local Woolworth's. They are around $3.95 for 6 so much more expensive when compared to the standard orange carrot but we like the taste, colour and being different (!!).
Like all veg, they are very healthy for you but like blueberries, have the added antioxidants that orange carrots don't have. One website called them the a "superfood" - a term that I think is over used these days - and I would argue that all vegetables are super foods!! One website suggested they will assist in weight loss - won't all vegetables if you remove foods like greasy takeaways!!
Regardless of their superfood status, they are just as nice eaten raw (I like to grate them in salads), steamed, boiled and added to casseroles. Like beetroot they turn other things slightly purple, including my hands when I peel them. If you haven't tried them, I would suggest you do!
Anything new that you have eaten lately?