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Test your Berry IQ!

1)  On average, there are about ______tiny seeds in a strawberry.

a) 25 b) 100 c) 200 d) 500

2)  The Evergreen Blackberry is native to ______and appeared in the Pacific Northwest in the mid-1800’s.

a) Spain b) England c) India d) South Africa

3)  Strawberries are highest in which vitamin?

a) Vitamin A b) Vitamin B6 c) Vitamin C

4)  Name the 4 colors of raspberries.

1) ______

2) ______

3) ______

4) ______

Answers: 1) c 2) b 3) c 4) gold, black, purple, and red

Reasons to Eat Berries

A half-cup serving of berries like raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries has lots of Vitamin C, fiber, and manganese. Berries are also rich in phytochemicals and antioxidants, which help your body fight diseases. It is important to eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables because the different colors let you know that the plants contain different phytochemicals, which help you stay healthy!

Creating lifelong healthy eaters by connecting the cafeteria to the garden, classroom, and the community

~GIVE IT A TRY AT HOME~

Berries and Greens Smoothie

Prep time: 5 minutes; Serves: 2

Recipe From: Common Threads

Ingredients:

4 large kale leaves or 1 handful of spinach

½ cup berries

1 orange

1 cup plain yogurt

What to do:

·  Thoroughly wash and dry greens and berries.

·  Place greens, berries, and yogurt in blender.

·  Cut orange in half and juice. Add juice to blender.

·  Blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Love Local Food!

February is a great time to show your love for local food and the people who produce and sell it. Eating food grown or raised nearby is a great way to love yourself, your community, and the environment. Fall in love with your food all over again this February and Eat Local First!

Did you know?

·  The Northeast Native Americans revered the blueberry and told stories about how the Great Spirit sent the “star berry” to relieve children’s hunger during a famine.

·  Strawberries are the most popular berry in North America.

·  Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, cranberries, kiwis, huckleberries, gooseberries, and currants are all produced in Washington State.