Vegetables provide us with essential vitamins and minerals that make our bodies healthier and stop us from getting sick.
This series takes readers (Ages 8-12) on a historical journey, examining how people coped in the past and how they developed ingenious ways to make life safer and less unpleasant. Each book features full-color cartoon-style illustrations and hilarious speech bubbles to heighten interest, making the series attractive even to reluctant readers.
When someone mentions spinach, broccoli or kale, do you think YUCK? Why do we need these foods and what would the world be like without them? Much better, right? Wrong! Vegetables are also used to make things like dyes, lotions and adhesives. Learn how vegetables are grown and cultivated, and the often inspired innovations made with such humble foodstuffs as the potato and the carrot.
Table of Contents
What Is a Vegetable? 6
How Did we Grow Vegetables in the Past? 8
Do Vegetable Make Us Healthy? 10
What Are the Origins of the Onion? 12
Why Are we Passionate About Potatoes? 14
When Die We Get Crazy About Carrots? 16
What's the Low-down on lettuce? 18
Why Are We Captivated by Cabbage? 20
Are Vegetables Just for Eating? 22
How Are Vegetables grown and Preserved? 24
Do Vegetables Affect the Environment? 26
What Happens to Vegetables? 28