Name That Veggie: Test Your Vegetable IQ


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Name That Veggie: Test Your Vegetable IQ

  1. 1. Know how. Know now. Alice Henneman, MS, ● University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in Lancaster County Save Time – Do More with our FREE educational resources: This publication has been peer-reviewed ● May 2011 Created with PowerPoint 2007
  2. 2. How well do youknow your veggies?
  3. 3. (based on a 2,000 calorie diet)
  4. 4. Pick a variety of vegetables fromeach DGA2010 vegetable subgroup
  5. 5. 1-1/2 cups a week(based on a 2,000 calorie diet)
  6. 6. 5-1/2 cups a week(based on a 2,000 calorie diet)
  7. 7. 1-1/2 cups a week(based on a 2,000 calorie diet)
  8. 8. 5 cups a week(based on a 2,000 calorie diet)
  9. 9. 4 cups a week(based on a 2,000 calorie diet)
  10. 10. See if you canguess thefollowingvegetables ...
  11. 11. There is one from each vegetable subgroup
  12. 12. Veggie 1• Excellent source of protein, high in dietary fiber, potassium, and folate• Often eaten cold in salads or hot in soups• The type sold in the United States is usually cream-colored and relatively round• Main ingredient in hummus• NAME THAT VEGGIE!
  13. 13. Veggie 2• The French called them “love apples”• High in lycopene, an antioxidant that may help lower the risk of certain cancers and other conditions such as cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis• Taste best when stored at room temperature• Botanically, they are a fruit• NAME THAT VEGGIE!
  14. 14. Veggie 3• High in vitamin A• A dark green lettuce• Had its start as a Mediterranean weed• Has a long, loaf-shaped head of sturdy leaves• NAME THAT VEGGIE!
  15. 15. Veggie 4• Contains phytochemicals that may help reduce the risk of certain cancers• Its four-petaled flowers bear a resemblance to a Greek cross, resulting in it frequently referred to as a crucifer or cruciferous vegetable• Mark Twain called this vegetable “… a cabbage with a college education”• Creamy white in color• NAME THAT VEGGIE!
  16. 16. Veggie 5• The leading vegetable crop in the U.S.• A medium (5.3 oz.) skin-on serving has just 110 calories• High in potassium, a nutrient the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 recommend Americans increase in their diet• A model of this vegetable serves as the basis for a toy named after it• NAME THAT VEGGIE!
  17. 17. “Thank you” to the followingpeople (in alphabetical order)for reviewing these slides!• Cindy Brison• Lisa Franzen-Castle• Mardel Meinke• David Palm• Amy Peterson• Karen Wobig25
  18. 18. References• U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. 7th Edition, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, December 2010. ( PolicyDocument.htm) Retrieved April 22, 2011• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fruits & Veggies Matter website. ( Retrieved April 22, 2011• Produce for Better Health Foundation. Fruits & Veggies More Matters website. ( Retrieved April 22, 2011
  19. 19. Extension is a Division of the Institute ofAgriculture and Natural Resources at theUniversity of Nebraska–Lincoln cooperatingwith the Counties and the United StatesDepartment of Agriculture.University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extensioneducational programs abide with thenondiscrimination policies of the University ofNebraska–Lincoln and the United StatesDepartment of Agriculture.