Test Your Food IQ: Spring Fruits and Vegetables Quiz

Sara Suchy | March 13, 2012

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What should you look for when picking out fresh cantaloupe at the market?
  1. 0 It should have no smell.
  2. 0 It should have a pronounced yellow color.
  3. 0 Both 1 and 2.
  4. 1 It should have a sweet smell.
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Answer: A cantaloupe should have a sweet smell. Avoid melons with a pronounced yellow color.

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  1. What should you look for when picking out fresh cantaloupe at the market?

    Correct Answer: It should have a sweet smell.

    Answer: A cantaloupe should have a sweet smell. Avoid melons with a pronounced yellow color.

  2. Which of the following is a good source of potassium?

    Correct Answer: Fennel

    Answer: Fennel! Like celery, fennel is filling and yet very low in calories. One cup of fennel is only 27 calories. Fennel offers vitamin C, potassium, and small amounts of folate.

  3. True or false: Potassium can help reduce the risk of hypertension (high blood pressure).

    Correct Answer: True

    Answer: True! Potassium can be found in bananas, potatoes, and apricots.

  4. What should you look for when picking out peas in the pod at the market?

    Correct Answer: Neither 1 nor 2.

    Answer: Neither 1 nor 2! Pea pods should be firm and green, and the peas themselves should be small. This indicates that the peas are younger, which makes for a sweeter and fresher pea.

  5. Which of the following is an excellent source of vitamin A?

    Correct Answer: Both A and B

    Answer: Both 1 and 2. Vitamin A can be found in refreshing apricots and papaya. Try out these great recipes this week: *Banana-Apricot Bread * Apricot-Pumpkin Seed Macaroons *Papaya-Corn Salsa

  6. True or false: You only need to wash fruit and vegetables before eating when you buy it from the farmers' market. Produce from the supermarket is properly cleaned.

    Correct Answer: False

    Answer: You should always wash your fruit and vegetables before preparing or eating, regardless of where you get them.