Importance of Nutrients
CHAPTER 1: FOOD: WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?
TOPIC : INGREDIENTS
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”― Virginia Woolf
Thanks’ to the Internet, science has never been so accessible like present. Entire scientific communities now connect through social media, and science blogs have prospered and grown into rich platforms of discourse. On the Internet, experts and amateurs alike can come together to talk about the topics that interest them and in doing so they have created great educational spaces for anyone who wants to learn and discuss science.
Our learners of class 6 were given a task of explaining food ingredients and food products in their online science class for their chapter Food, and where does it come from? We saw a tremendous response. A very engaging drama was live in the class which all enjoyed. For this topic they also performed few activities like acting the three types of animal group based on food. Every activity was a successful one. We wanted to share the effort of the students through this short article. Thank you.
Food: We all know food provides the energy and nutrients to each of us that we need every day. But not only for providing nutrients, it is also an integral component to fight against diseases and help in recovery. Food is usually of plant, animal or fungal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals.
Food variety: In a country like India taste of people changes after every few minutes like their culture, tradition and language. India has a vast and different food, compared from the other cuisines in the world. The normal Indian meal contains few different tastes- spicy, sweet, salty, bitter and sour. The country is the land of herbs and spices. Few of them are turmeric, cardamoms, cloves, coriander, ginger, ajwain and many more. Most of the Indian dishes are made up of them, before these the herbs and species were used or medical purpose. Common herbs and spices used are cumin seeds, bay leaves, mace, peppercorn and many more.
Ingredients: A food ingredient is any substance that is added to a food to achieve a desired effect. The term “food ingredient” includes food additives, which are substances added to foods for specific technical and/or functional purposes during processing, storage or packaging.