Fun & Easy Science for Kids

Salmon

Salmon is super healthy for you. Salmon is rich in vitamins and healthy fats that researchers believe can keep the brain and bones healthy, build strong eyes, and even reduce symptoms of ADHD. Salmon is revered by First...

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Quinoa

Quinoa might just be one of the healthiest foods on the planet. It has eight amino acids and many other nutrients. It’s so nutritious that NASA has recommended it for space flights and the United Nations has suggested its use for feeding...

Quinoa

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Almond

Almonds are sometimes called a super food because they’re full of heart-healthy fats. One handful provides lots of energy and can even regulate blood sugar. Try them raw or roasted and salted. Fun Facts Almonds are related to

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Garlic

Whether garlic can ward off vampires is up for debate, but researchers have found that it can get rid of other pests. Garlic has some powerful antibacterial properties and can kill many kinds of bacteria – even those that don’t respond to antibiotics. Best of all, it’s a delicious addition...

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Chocolate

Chocolate is a sweet treat that sometimes gets a bad rap, but eaten in moderation, it can be heart healthy. Your best bet is dark chocolate; a few bites a day is plenty. Fun Facts Chocolate comes from cacao beans, the seeds of a fruiting tree, the cacao tree. The...

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Boysenberry

Berries are often called “super foods” because of their high antioxidant level, which is thought to keep the brain healthy and perhaps even protect against Alzheimer’s disease. Boysenberries are no exception. High in vitamins A and C, they’re loaded with antioxidants. And they’re...

Boysenberry

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Olives

Olives are one of the oldest cultivated foods in the world. They originally came from the Mediterranean, Middle East, and Africa, and are mentioned frequently in The Bible. The fruits are highly nutritious and are generally...

Olives

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Watermelon

Watermelons are almost entirely water, which makes them a refreshing treat on a hot day. They’re loaded with nutrition too. Watermelons are a good sources of vitamin A and C. They are rich in lycopene, a phytonutrient that is believed to keep the heart healthy. And the redder the...

Watermelon

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Fig

Figs just might be the weirdest fruits of all. Think about turning a cluster of flowers outside in and you’ve got a fig. Now think about the idea that during their development, figs usually trap a wasp inside the fruit. Enzymes break the wasp down so you never see it. Weird,...

Fig

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Persimmon

Persimmons aren’t very common unless you live in the South, but look for them in the grocery store around the holidays. They’re usually found near the exotic tropical fruit and they’re bright orange. Fun Facts The two types of persimmons you might see in a...

Persimmon

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Clementine

Clementines are the perfect snack. They’re small, seedless, and easy to peel. They’re also nutritious because they’re loaded with fiber and vitamin C. Clementines are related to oranges and they’re citrus fruits. Fun...

Clementine

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Pomegranate

Pomegranate seeds are gorgeous. They’re shiny and bright red – the ideal fruit for the holiday season. They’re sweet, yet tart; juicy and crunchy, all at the same time. Best of all, pomegranates are loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants. They’re believed to contribute to a healthy

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Coconut

Coconut isn’t a fruit, although it’s often used in fruit dishes. It grows in tropical regions on tall palm trees and is a type of nut. Coconut is high in protein and iron. You can buy fresh coconuts in the store, although shredded...

Coconut

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Papaya

If you’ve never tried papaya, you’re in for a treat. This sweet tropical fruit is delicious eaten raw or in drinks. It originally came from Mexico and Central...

Papaya

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Plum

Plums are beautiful fruits that range in color from yellow to green to pink or deep purple. Their flesh is juicy and sweet, and their small size makes them a good snack fruit. Fun Facts Plums might just be one of the most ancient fruits. Their remains have been...

Plum

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Pear

Pears are similar to apples in that they have small seeds and grow on trees. They’re a good source of vitamin C and fiber. They’re available year-round, although they taste best from fall to winter. Pears can be made into pear butter or canned. Fun Facts ...

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Raspberry

Sweet, red raspberries are not only beautiful and delicious, but healthy. They contain more vitamin C than an orange and they are rich in antioxidants. Raspberries don’t ripen after they’re picked. They’re ripe when they’re fully colored and come off the stem easily. Fun...

Raspberry

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Orange (fruit)

Sweet, flavorful oranges are a popular snack, and with good reason. One orange provides a whole day’s worth of vitamin C; and you’d have to eat seven bowls of cornflakes to get the same amount of fiber found in one orange, according to the Indian River Select website. Fun...

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Grapefruit

Many citrus fruits originated in Asia, but grapefruits came from the Caribbean in the 1700s. They were originally called “forbidden fruit” or “Shaddocks” after Captain Shaddock who bred them. In the 1800s, they were renamed “grapefruit” because they grow in clusters similar to

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Kiwifruit

From its quirky name to its fuzzy brown skin to its bright green flesh, kiwifruit is one weird food. Get past that, though, and you find a fruit that’s both delicious and nutritious. Kiwifruit has a sweet tart taste that’s been compared to a combination of banana and strawberry. The edible...

Kiwifruit

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Pineapple

Think pineapples grow on trees? Actually, they grow on the ground. The spiky green part of a pineapple fruit is planted in the ground. After two years, it produces a pineapple fruit. We tend to think of Hawaii as the place where pineapples come from, but most of the pineapples we eat actually...

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Mango

Mangos originally grew in India over 5,000 years ago; today, a basket of mangos is still considered a sign of friendship there. Traders took mango seeds to Africa, Asia, and South America around 300 to 400 A.D. Fun...

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Peach

Peaches are a favorite fruit in late summer and early fall. Since peaches are a fragile fruit, they’re often picked unripe when shipped to faraway places. They taste best, though, when they’re picked after they’re ripe. The most delicious peaches you’ll eat are those grown close to where...

Peach

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Apricot

Apricots are beautiful in color and they have a unique, sweet flavor. They make delicious jam and they’re often eaten dried. Apricots are good for you too. They’re rich in fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin A. Apricots are in season at the grocery store and farmers’ market in August and...

Apricot

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Grapes

Grapes are a favorite snack because they’re so delicious and easy to eat. Wash a cluster and you’re ready to go! But did you know that grapes are among the healthiest foods you can eat? They’re high in vitamin C and contain compounds that keep your

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