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Apple

Granny Smith, Royal Gala, Golden Delicious and Pink Lady are just a few of the thousands of
different kinds of apple that are grown around the world! ou can make dried apple rings at home !
ask an adult to help you take out the core, thinly slice the apple and "ake the rings in the o#en at a
low heat$
Did you know you can cook apples% &ry our delicious and healthy "aked apples recipe$ 'ack to top
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Apricot
Apricots can "e eaten fresh or dried ! "oth are packed with #itamins! )resh apricots ha#e a soft and
slightly furry skin$ &hey make a good lunch"o* snack$ Apricots are also high in "eta!carotene ! this
helps us keep our eyes and skin healthy$
Do you know where apricots grow% Play our online game +,here does it grow%+ to learn where
apricots and other #egeta"les and fruit grow$ 'ack to top (
Asparagus
Asparagus is a shoot #egeta"le - we eat the stalk and the tip$ .t makes any dish look more
interesting with its unusual shape$ Asparagus is a good source of a #itamin called folate,
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Au"ergine
/ost au"ergines are teardrop!shaped and ha#e a glossy purple skin$ 0n the inside, they are
spongy and creamy white$ Au"ergines grow on "ushes and are really fruits ! although you
wouldn+t want to eat them raw$ Australians and Americans call it eggplant "ecause some types
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'anana
'ananas make a nutritious snack! &hey are a great source of energy and contain lots of #itamins and
minerals, especially potassium, which is important to help cells, ner#es and muscles in your "ody to
work properly and it helps to lower "lood pressure$ &hey ha#e a thick skin to protect them, which is
green "efore "ananas are ripe, and get more yellow in colour and sweeter in taste as they ripen$ ,e
peel away the skin and eat the soft fleshy part of the fruit underneath$ 'ananas grow in hanging
clusters, sometimes called hands, on the "anana plant in tropical regions like Southeast Asia$ ou
can eat them raw, "aked, dried or in a smoothie$ ,hy don+t you try mashing it up and ha#e it with
yoghurt or porridge or e#en on "rown toast%
,ould you like to race a "anana% Play our +'eat the "anana+ online game and see if you can "eat
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'eetroot
'eetroot is the root of the "eet plant ! which e*plains its name! People ha#e grown it for food since
Roman times$ Raw "eetroot is "est for you and great for grating ! peel it first$ &ry it in a salad or
sandwich$ Small "eetroots are usually the sweetest$ Ahhhh!
Did you know you can grow "eetroot at home% )ollow our guide to growing "eetroot$ .t9s fun and
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'lack!eye "ean
.n America, these "eans are often called "lack!eyed peas or cow peas$ &hey each ha#e a little "lack
dot on the side ! this is where they were once attached to their pod, so it+s a "it like a "elly "utton!
ou can mi* them with all sorts of other "eans to make a super salad$
Playing "ean"ag games is a great way to stay acti#e$ Learn how to make a "ean"ag "y following
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'road "ean
Another name for this "ean is the :)a#a "ean9$ 'road "eans grow in a green, leathery pod$ &he
"eans can "e eaten fresh, when they are green, or dried, when they ha#e turned "rown$ &he way to
identify them is "y their flat, "road shape$ 'eans are a good source of protein and fi"re$
,hy not try growing a "ean plant at home% .t+s easy with our step!"y!step instructions$ 'ack to top (
'roccoli
'roccoli is closely related to ca""age ! and it+s another one of those +greens+ we+re always
"eing told to eat up$ &he part of a "roccoli plant we normally eat is the lo#ely flowerhead ! the
flowers are usually green "ut sometimes purple$ Steamed "roccoli is tasty in a salad or stir!
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'russels sprout
'russels sprouts are like mini ca""ages! &hey grow out of the ground in kno""ly rows on a
long tough stalk$ &hey contain loads of #itamin ;$ ;an you guess which country 'R<SS8LS
sprouts originally came from% ,ell, 'russels is the capital city of 'elgium!'ack to top (
'utternut S=uash
'utternut s=uash is large and pear!shaped with a golden!"rown to yellow skin$ ,e don+t eat the skin
and seeds, only the flesh$ &he flesh is really hard when it is raw "ut it turns soft and sweet when it is
cooked$ .t can "e roasted, pureed, mashed or used in soups or casseroles$ .t is a good source of "eta!
carotene, which is turned into #itamin A in the "ody$ 'eta!carotene gi#es the flesh its "right orange
colour$
6eep warm in the winter! &ry making /i*er9s "utternut s=uash soup$ 'ack to top (
;arrot
;arrots grow underground and they can "e used in all sorts of dishes ! from casseroles to cakes$
Raw carrots are great to crunch on and they make a healthy juice, too$ &hey contain lots of "eta!
carotene ! this helps us keep our eyes and skin healthy$
<se carrots to make ;aptain ;arrot and other +)unny face pi33as+$ 'ack to top (
;herry
;herries are stone fruits ! just like their friends the apricots$ A cherry tree can carry on
producing fruit for >?? years! ;herries grow from stalks in pairs$ Ahhh! Sweet ones like the
'ing cherry are nicest on their own or in a fruit salad$ Sour ones like /orello cherries are
tastier cooked$'ack to top (
;lementine
&his citrus fruit is the smallest of the tangerines$ &he skin of ;lementines can "e peeled away easily
and the segments don9t contain pips, which makes them a lot less messy to eat than some other
#arieties$ &hey smell so delicious and naturally sweet$ &hey are often eaten at ;hristmas time$
;itrus fruits are a good source of #itamin ;$
Add segments of clementine to a fruit ke"a" for a fun way to eat fruit$ 'ack to top (
;ourgette
A courgette is a type of s=uash and if it isn+t picked early, it grows into a marrow! ;ourgettes grow
on "ushes$ &hey look =uite like cucum"ers and ha#e #ery soft seeds$ &hey can "e cooked with
onions, tomatoes, au"ergines and peppers to make ratatouille$ &he American name for a courgette is
+3ucchini+$
;ourgettes count towards your @ A DA$ Download our +@ A DA "ingo+ game and ha#e fun
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Date
Dates are the fruit of the date palm tree and lots of them are grown in 8gypt and ;alifornia A<SAB$
Dried dates make a super sweet snack$ &hey can "e chopped and sprinkled on cereal instead of
sugar or honey$
,e use dates in our mince pie recipe$ ,hy not try making mince pies this ;hristmas% 'ack to top (
8lder"erry
&hese little, almost "lack "erries grow on "ushes all o#er the countryside in summer! &hey
aren+t good to eat raw "ut they are "erry nice cooked with other fruits in pies or used to make
jam! ,ARC.CG1 Some "erries are poisonous, so don+t pick them without checking with an
adult first$ And ne#er eat the lea#es!'ack to top (
8ndi#e
8ndi#e is a mem"er of the lettuce family$ .t is shaped like a "ul" and has lea#es that o#erlap each
other ! try peeling them off one "y one to see how many there are$ &he lea#es are a "it "itter on their
own "ut they are delicious in a salad mi*ed with sweet tomatoes and slices of orange$
8ndi#e lea#es ha#e a "right yellow tip$ ou could use some to add e#en more colour to our
+Rain"ow salad+ recipe$ ! See more at1 http122www$greatgru"clu"$com2a!3!fruit!
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