Saturday, July 13, 2013

Exploring Root Vegetables at the Library

During week three of the summer reading program, Lisa M. discussed root vegetables, providing samples of each for the children to taste.

Interesting facts about vegetables:
  • baby carrots are made from regular carrots that have been peeled and cut to the desired size.
  • carrot juice can be put in butter as food coloring.
  • beet juice was used by women in the 19th century for red hair dye.
  • root beer is made from sassafras root.

At the end of the program, the veggie clan had learned a lot about veggies, as well as tasting all the different root veggies they learned about. It was tons of fun seeing each of the kids react to sweet, bitter, and spicy tastes.