Friday, June 8, 2012

Food Facts

Having one child in year 4 and another in kindy, their brains are constantly working overtime. Some of the questions that I get regarding food are interesting to say the least ("who was the first person to ever try lettuce?", "why do apples grow on trees and not in the ground?")
So...for those questioning little are a few fun food facts. Some are good to do experiments with...especially if you want to get your kids interested in food...
* apples are made of 25% air, that is why they float (a great experiment)
* apples, onions, and potatoes all have the same taste? Try the test: Pinch your nose and take a bite out of each.
* carrots were originally purple in colour, changing in the 17th Century to orange with newer varieties. – you can get purple carrots from some good supermarkets or fruit & veg stores – try them roasted....yum!
* corn always has an even number of ears.
* orange does not rhyme with any other word – go through the alphabet and test this one!

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