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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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

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    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.