In “Meet with Science”, our magical trip continues into the history and knowledge of the science behind the recipe. Children (and their parents) are introduced to basic information on human nutrition and general health.
This project comes at a particularly opportune time when there is renewed interest in improving the diet. It is a key strategy to bring great nutritional benefits to our children, hence the society of the future.
Madame Flour will tell us about her origins beginning with the grinding of her little grain to her name. It is a variant of the French name for flower 'fleur' referring to her very delicate look and texture. She will introduce us to the Vitamins of Group B and we will meet up again with Mr Sugar, our guest in 'Little Lasagne Sisters'.Featured in Lady Doughnut.
Allow me to introduce 'Mr. Sugar', our first guest in the 'Cook with Me' series. More than a guest, Mr Sugar is a guide who will explain his role in a healthy and balanced diet.
We travel in a different time and space from Polynesia to India. First stolen from the Arabs during the Crusades, Mr Sugar now reaches our tables where he will introduce us to his sucrose relatives. Deriving from the simple and complex carbohydrate families, they will make us aware of their importance for our well-being.
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We are invited by Sir Oil to his party in our local grocery store where we meet his Aunt Pumpkin, Uncle Coconut and many more relatives. All are in a party mood and eager to introduce us to the basic role of fats in a proper diet. We learn how Mr Mill squeezes Grandad Olive to produce Sir Oil and we start learning a little about the large family of vitamins so important to our health and wellbeing.
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This luscious guest will reveal to us some secrets and satiate our curiosity about one of the oldest foods in the world! We will travel back in time to the early MesoAmerican civilization (1000 BC). Then Don Chocolate was not shaped into bars for eating but was the liquid favoured by rich people for drinking. Indeed, his taste was so bitter that the Aztecs called him 'xocolat' meaning 'bitter water'. He will tell us about the positive effects on our health, especially Brother Dark Chocolate who contains Flavonoids, potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatories vital to our bodies.
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Mr Milk is an incredible nutrient-dense food. He supplies energy, proteins, fats, vitamins and more. He will tell us that he delivers 400 separate fatty acids making him the most complex of all the natural fat providers! Lady Vitamin D and Lord Calcium are responsible for childhood growth and bone strength. Furthermore, the Brothers Lipids, additional components of Mr Milk, are carriers of fat-soluble vitamins. There is so much to learn from such a helpful Gentleman as Mr Milk!
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GrandMa Potato will tell us about her richness in vitamins, mineral and antioxidants along with the impressive health benefits she brings us. Foremost among these is improvement of our digestive health while also combatting signs of aging. Small wonder then at approximately 10000 years of age, she looks so young!
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We meet Mr Lemon and his colourful fruity family: Mr Tomato, the Misses Carrots, and Ladies Strawberries. Mr Lemon will accompany us on our voyage as our Captain. He will tell us his importance in fighting against the cellular damage that can result from the shortage of fresh food onboard. He will share the vital value of Vitamin C, another relative from the hydrophilic Vitamin family.
Mr Wheat will tell us about his highly controversial use because it contains a protein called gluten, which can trigger a harmful immune response in predisposed individuals but, if we can tolerate it, he is a rich source of various antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fibres … an information so important to be aware of!
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