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Eggs are quick and easy to cook, and they are very nutritious.

In the UK we eat about 29 million eggs a day. That is about 10 billion eggs a year. If you laid that many eggs end-to-end, they would reach from the earth to the moon.

There are many different ways to cook eggs. What's your favourite?

For a soft-boiled egg, that is one with a runny yoke, you need to put the egg in boiling water for how long?

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1 hour
15 minutes
3.5 minutes
30 minutes
If you put beaten egg in a saucepan on the cooker and stir it until it sets you have cooked what?

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Fried egg
Poached egg
Scrambled egg
An omlette

Nutritious - valuable as a food

Summer vegetables

Vegetables are the edible, tasty parts of plants.

Some vegetables, like carrots, radishes and parsnips, are the roots of the plant.

Some, like celery and leeks, are the stalks. Peas and beans are the seeds of the plants, and cabbages and spinach are the leaves.

Which part of the cabbage plant do we eat?

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Roots - part of the plant under ground
Stalk - slender part of plant supporting flowering part


Strawberries have long been a traditional crop of the Cornish summer, growing sweet and juicy in the sunshine.

The fruit is picked by hand and must be handled carefully as it is easily damaged.

The strawberry crop needs warmth to ripen. Too much rain and the fruit will rot before it can ripen and be picked.

Nowadays much of the strawberry crop is grown in polytunnels which protects it from bad weather. The plastic cover keeps the plants warm so the fruit can be grown for more weeks of the year.

Growing the strawberry plants off the ground protects the fruit from damage by slugs and makes it easier to pick.

What do strawberries need to ripen?

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Some water

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