Saturday, December 29, 2018

Pop Quiz

This pop quiz was written for a young nephew. It's based on a post made on another Blogger site. He'll ace it easily. He was delighted to tell us that most of the things we think of as vegetables are actually fruit. On account of them having seeds inside them. I suppose.

Your pop quiz is about fruit vs. vegetables. 

All of these things are smashed in a machine to make mixed juice from both fruit and vegetables.

The idea is to get nutrition from different sources all at once without having to eat all this stuff. Just drink it instead. 

1) The big brown thing with the shaved off side showing white inside is celeriac. It’s the root ball of a celery plant. The root ball is underground and the green celery grows out of it straight up. It tastes exactly like celery. 

2) The red ball with the funny looking round thing on it like a balloon is a pomegranate. It’s filled with sweet juicy little red seeds. Actually, the red seeds are called “arils” and the real seed is inside them. The real seed is tiny and hard. Pomegranates are difficult to peel because all the red arils are clustered inside like corn on the cob except organized differently in patches. It’s weird. But it’s also very sweet and delicious. People like to put them on salads for sweet red dots.

3) Small red apple

4) Medium size red bell pepper

5) Tomato

6) The light brown ball in the back is an Asian pear. 

Here’s the pop quiz. Only 2 questions. 

1) Which of things are vegetables, and which ones are fruit? 

2) All of these things were smashed in a machine to make mixed juice. Does the juice have more vegetable juice or does it have more fruit juice?

Good luck on your quiz.

Uncle Bo, the best uncle in the world. 


Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Celery root (celeriac) is not common celery. It is closely related (and the top is very celery like) but it is a different vegetable.

Chip Ahoy said...

I did not know that.

ampersand said...

Let's Call the Whole Thng Off