Showing posts with label vegetables. Show all posts
Showing posts with label vegetables. Show all posts

Fresh Vegetables Day- 16 June

Fresh vegetables are an important component of our diet, and studies show that to maintain a healthy and long-lasting lifestyle, eat at least 5 servings of fresh vegetables a day in five colors: green, red, orange, white and purple.

The vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber and therefore protect our bodies from disease. June 16 is the day of fresh vegetables, the day when we recommend a change and start enriching our meals with fresh vegetables around the clock.

The fresh vegetable day is celebrated at the beginning of the summer, when the vegetables are the most delicious and abundant. No matter how, in salad, whole, chic or whatever way you like, be sure to eat plenty of fresh vegetables to keep you healthy.

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June 16 is also Bloomsday in Ireland

Spinach Day - March 26

The spinach day that occurs every year on March 26 reminds us of the health benefits inherent in this green leafy vegetable. Spinach is not only healthy but also very tasty and there are many wonderful ways to combine it in many different foods and enjoy it.
You can eat it baked in a pie, cooked in a patty or pancake, fresh in a salad or sandwich, in a spinach puff pastry, as an addition to a pizza, add it to a fruit or vegetable smoothie and anything you can think of!
Spinach is an annual plant with green leaves used for food and medicine. The plant originates from Central Asia. Spinach has three main varieties classified by leaf type. The taste of the leaves and their nutritional composition vary according to the seasons.

The spinach is thought to have originated in ancient Persia. From there Arab merchants brought it to India and then to Nepal and then to ancient China. In the past, spinach was called a "Persian vegetable."
During her reign as Queen of France, in the 16th century, Catherine de 'Medici enjoyed spinach so much that it was served to her at every meal. To this day, there are spinach dishes called "Florentine" and the origin of the name is Queen Katrina's birthplace, Florence.
Spinach is a good source of iron, calcium, folic acid, fiber, protein and vitamins A, C and K. It is full of antioxidants that fight cancer. It is believed to help improve cardiovascular and intestinal health.

Types of spinach:
Savoy: Dark green color with curly leaves; Usually sold in fresh bundles.
Spinach Smooth Leaves: Large and smooth leaves; Grown mainly in canned and frozen spinach, for soups, baby food and processed foods.
Semi Savoy: A hybrid variety with shriveled leaves: sold fresh and processed.
How to celebrate Spinach Day?
There are lots of ways to celebrate, and the main thing is to eat spinach in any way you like and best when it is fresh for health!

Coloring pages of fruits and vegetables

 ​Coloring pages for children who learn about fruits and vegetables. and how much they are importent for our health. Fruits and vegetables contain vitamins and minerals and help the body develop a strong immune system that protects us from disease and gives us lots of strength. Learning about fruits and vegetables from an early age has a lot of importance. Painting fruit and vegetable drawings can be very fun and encourage kids to eat them. During coloring, the subject can be mediated to the child when asked how each fruit and vegetable contributes to our body health and why it is so important.

 To print the page you would like to color, click on download page and then click Ctrl+P.
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Carrot Day - April 4th

International Carrot Day is celebrated every year on April 4 in honor of the carrot - the (usually) orange root healthy vegetable that stars in so many recipes. Carrot Day was founded in 2003 to spread information about carrots and their good qualities around the world.
Every year the day becomes more and more popular and is reported to be celebrated already in France, Italy, Sweden, Russia, Australia, Britain and Japan. So now it's your turn to be the carrot ambassador and keep spreading the message!

Carrots are a root vegetable, usually orange in color, although there are purple, black, red, white and yellow varieties. Carrots are a domesticated type of wild carrot, probably originating in Afghanistan, which is still the center for various types of carrots. The most common part of eating the plant is the root, although the stems and leaves can also be eaten. Carrots are a key ingredient in many dishes, salads and cakes in many regional cuisines.
Carrot is a  biennial plant of the Apiaceae family. At first it grows a rosette of leaves as the root develops. The carrot has a flower with five petals separated by a yellowish-white color and five stamens. The flowers attract insects that move the seeds and thus aid in the pollination process of the carrots. Carrots grow quickly and ripen within three months (90 days) after sowing the seed. Varieties that ripen more slowly need a longer month (120 days).
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reports that global production of carrots and turnips (these plants are incorporated by the FAO) for 2018 was 40 million tonnes, with 45% of the world grown in China.

Nutritional values
Carrot roots contain high amounts of alpha and beta carotene, a substance used to make vitamin A and it is the one that gives carrots their orange color. They are a good source of vitamin K and vitamin B6. Carrot roots are also rich in dietary fiber, antioxidants and minerals.
Did you know that over-consumption of beta carotene can cause the skin to get an orange-yellow tint?
Carrots are also good for dieting because they contain dietary fiber that contributes to the feeling of satiety and is therefore considered an excellent snack.
Does carrots improve eyesight?
There is a myth that vitamin A improves vision, but the improvement is only in case there is a deficiency in vitamin A, and carrots do not really have virtues for improving vision. The myth that carrots improve eyesight at night was spread during World War II for the purpose of military propaganda by the British Air Force. They argued this to explain why their pilots had improved their success during air battles at night, but in fact the argument was used to disguise advances in radar technology and the use of red lights on instrument panels.

How to celebrate Carrot Day?
Gather your friends for a carrot party. For a first course, serve freshly cut carrots (in all kinds of colors), or a carrot salad. For a main course, you can eat any dish that contains carrots, and for dessert, a carrot cake. A recommended drink is carrot juice of course.
Dress is an important part of the celebration - for the carrot party, wear an orange shirt and a green hat, or orange pants and a green shirt. If you do not want to be meticulous in the mitzvos, you can just wear something symbolic orange.
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April 4 is also Rat Day

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