Vegetable Cards tell kids why they want to eat colorful vegetables and shows some of the vegetables available in each color. Kids have fun at the farmer's market, garden, or grocery store finding fresh vegetables in the many colors, shapes, and textures. Buy the book, write a customer review, and the author will send you print cards (in the U.S. with your address or sign up for the newsletter and request the cards be emailed to you for you to print. Email: email@example.com for comments or suggestions.
Purple carrots (usually orange inside) have even more beta carotene than the orange ones we often see in the grocery store. According to the Carrot Museum website they have powerful antioxidants that protect cells and help prevent heart disease and inflammation. The first carrots were purple or white and grown for medicinal purposes—tasty medicine! They originated from Turkey and the Middle East.
Like the purple carrot, a root vegetable with a taproot that reaches deep into the cool soil, purple is the color of royalty and tradition.
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Nancy J. Miller, M.S. is a Career Counselor, Coach, speaker, and writer.