Let’s see how much you know. Take our quiz below and find out how much you know about the foods we eat everyday. If you have any suggestions for trivia questions, email them to ecoBro!

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Q1:Why are dark leafy green vegtables healthy?
A1: It’s almost impossible to meet your nutritional needs without eating dark leafy greens, such as spinach, romaine lettuce, collard greens, kale, and chard. They’re huge sources of fiber, vitamins C and K, folic acid (a B vitamin that guards your heart and memory and fights birth defects), lutein (a vision protector), and four essential minerals: calcium, magnesium, iron, and potassium. Leafy greens also deliver a hefty supply of anti-aging vitamin A, which supports skin-cell turnover to help keep your skin soft and supple. Go for two servings a day (e.g., 1 cup cooked greens or 2 cups raw greens). The darker, the better.
Q2: What are the health benefits of basil?
A2: Basil has many of the same medicinal effects as other members of the mint family. Specifically, its uses mirror those of peppermint and spearmint. It is used as a digestive aid, a mild sedative, and for the treatment of headaches. The herb is still used in China for spasms of the intestinal tract, kidney ailments, and poor irculation. The volatile oil of basil relaxes the smooth muscle of the intestines and dilates small blood vessels. The volatile oil of a variety of sweet basil has been shown to possess antibacterial as well as antihelmnethic (antiworm) activities, which would make it effective in treating intestinal ailments.
Research studies on basil have shown that it contains orientin and vicein, two water-soluble flavonoids, which protect cell structures as well as chromosomes from radiation and free-radical damage. As such, basil provides important anticancer benefits.
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Q3: What is lettuce?
A3: Lettuce belongs to the daisy or sunflower family (Compositae). Most varieties of lettuce exude small amounts of a white, milky liquid when their leaves are broken. This “milk” gives lettuce its slightly bitter flavor and its scientific name, Lactuca sativa. “Lactuca” is derived from the Latin word for “milk.” Lettuce can be classified into four categories:

  • Iceberg/crisphead: With green leaves on the outside and whitish leaves on the inside, this variety of head lettuce has a crisp texture and a watery, mild taste. The best-known variety of crisphead lettuce is iceberg.
  • Romaine: Also known as cos, this variety of head-forming lettuce has deep green, long leaves with a crisp texture and deep taste.
  • Butter head: These types of lettuce feature tender, large leaves that form a loosely arranged head that is easily separated from the stem. They have a sweet flavor and a soft texture. The best known varieties of butter head lettuce include Boston and Bibb.
  • Loose-leaf: Featuring broad, curly-leaf varieties that are green and/or red, loose-leaf lettuce offers a delicate taste and a mildly crispy texture. The best-known varieties of loose leaf lettuce include green leaf and red leaf. Although vegetables such as arugula, mizuna, and watercress are not technically lettuce, these greens are often used interchangeably with lettuce in salads.
Q4: There is one bone in the human body which does not connect to any other bone in the body. Where in the body is this hyoid bone located?
Q5: what are three ways to reduce your carbon footprint?
A5:Buy organic and local.When possible, buy organic or “fair trade.” There’s a better chance the food was grown in an eco-friendly way, and if it’s locally grown, it didn’t have to travel that far. This also goes for those double lattes — coffee often has a large carbon footprint because of the distance those beans had to travel to get here, and how they were produced. Also, try eating at restaurants that serve locally produced or seasonal foods.Pay attention to packaging.When out shopping, try to go to stores or co-ops that keep packaging to a minimum. For example, you may chose to buy the loose tomatoes rather than boxed or plastic-wrapped tomatoes. Also, take reusable bags to the grocery store. When it comes to resources, plastic is better than paper — but a reusable cloth tote-style bag is better still.Ditch bottled water.Bottled water has a huge carbon footprint — it’s bottled at one location in small plastic bottles and shipped all over. Try buying a reusable water bottle or canteen for your water. Also, a lot of restaurants have made the move from offering fancy bottled water, usually imported from an exotic source, to using in-house filtration systems that make tap water a good choice. Many plastic water bottles are recycled, but most are not, making the footprint even bigger.
Q6: What is Atmospheric Water generation?
A6: Moisture is extracted from the humidity in the air, collected on coils, filted through charcoal, sediment and UV lighting process that kills all pathegons in the water before it becomes 99 percent pure and used to grow organic food and fish.
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Q7: What is aquaponics?—
A7:The growing of plants and fish in a closed looped system inside a greenhouse.
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Q8:What is Organic waste?
A8:Anything green that is biodegradable or composted

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