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Quiz about Are You Ready To VegOut

Are You Ready To Veg-Out? Trivia Quiz


You think you know who we are? Well think again. While we are not the most popular members in the food chain, we sure are colorful little buggers!

A multiple-choice quiz by JuniorTheJaws. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
184,296
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
4749
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 78 (6/10), heidi66 (9/10), Guest 76 (7/10).
This quiz has 2 formats: you can play it as a or as shown below.
Scroll down to the bottom for the answer key.
1. Hello! I am a veggie, that resembles a baby tree. Sometimes my trunk is cut and only the crowns remain. I am high in vitamin C and A. I can be used with a variety of toppings, but prefer to be used with hot, melted cheese. Do you know who I am? Hint

Green kale
Leek
Bok choy
Broccoli

2. I'm a hottie of a veggie. I am considered to be one of the hottest in the world! Yup! you read correctly... among the hottest in the world! I am usually harvested when I am unripe and green. I am often confused with Scotch Bonnets. Which veggie am I? Hint

Red pepper
Jalapeno pepper
Habanero pepper
Chili pepper

3. In the United Kingdom I am known as aubergine. I am a deep purple color and can be breaded, broiled or baked. I can also be made into a parmigiana with melted mozzarella cheese. What name do I go by in the United States?

Answer: (One Word.)
4. I am known as a butter bean, due to my creamy yellow color. I originally come from Peru. It is highly recommended that I be cooked before eating due to the amount of cyanogenic glycosides that I contain. Which bean am I more commonly known as? Hint

Navy
Lima
Soy
Runner

5. In actuality I am fruit, but considered a veggie in the produce industry. I grow on vines and can also be breaded, fried, broiled, baked, stuffed...oh just about anything you can think of, you can do with me! In the United States, New Jersey growers are considered the best at growing me. What am I?

Answer: (One Word)
6. In the United States I am mainly grown in the great state of California. I am harvested once I am considered to be full sized and ripe. The growers pull my leaves over my head allowing me to remain a very pristine color. I can be eaten raw, cooked or pickled. Do you know which veggie I am? Hint

Cabbage
Cauliflower
Broccoflower
Kohlrabi

7. I can be found growing wild on England's South Coast. I am also grown in villages in the Vales of Evesham and can be found in Worcestershire, England. In Evesham they call me sparrow grass, but what am I more commonly known as in the United States?

Answer: (One Word)
8. I have been told that I have the most beautifully yellow-laced eyes in the veggie world. When my lacey eyes are in full bloom, I am ready to be harvested; but only my tube can be taken for food, and it packs a punch! My skin can be brown, gold, red, and pink (Yes, pink!). What am I? Hint

Potato
Horseradish
Sugarbeet
Rutabaga

9. My crop can sometimes be stumped by a fungus, which in Mexico is called huitlacoche. I am usually grown in rows and my ethanol is added to gasoline. Flour is also made from me so that people can enjoy tortillas. I taste delicious made as a grit or hominy. What am I more commonly known as in the United States?

Answer: (One word)
10. I am sometimes called a rutabaga or a swede. I have long green stalks and am a root vegetable. I come in various sizes such as baby, small and large. My skin that usually protrudes from the earth is a very lovely shade of reddish purple. Most people use a potato peeler to free me from my skin before cooking. I am used in salads, and sometimes used as a stock base for soups. What am I? Hint

Parsnip
Turnip
Wasabi
Daikon


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Hello! I am a veggie, that resembles a baby tree. Sometimes my trunk is cut and only the crowns remain. I am high in vitamin C and A. I can be used with a variety of toppings, but prefer to be used with hot, melted cheese. Do you know who I am?

Answer: Broccoli

Broccoli was a main staple food during the 16th century in Italy. That is until the marriage of Catherine de Medici to Henry II of France brought the colorful veggie to France.

In the United States children and adults alike love Broccoli with hot melted cheese drizzled over the crowns and stems...yummmy! However, the most common way to eat this truly delectable veggie is with hot melted butter or with Hollandaise sauce.
2. I'm a hottie of a veggie. I am considered to be one of the hottest in the world! Yup! you read correctly... among the hottest in the world! I am usually harvested when I am unripe and green. I am often confused with Scotch Bonnets. Which veggie am I?

Answer: Habanero pepper

Contrary to popular belief, the jalapeņo is not the hottest pepper. The Savannah red habanero has a heat scale of 100,000 to 300,000. The pepper itself has a zesty citrus flavor, making it a truly remarkable pepper for anyone that loves spicy and hot!

Also, the Naga Jolokia pepper has a registered heat scale of 1,040,000. This Indian "hottie" rings in with an extremely hot side. Naga Jolokia (naga morich, bhut jolokia) is the hottest chili in the world at 1,040,000 SHU. Please note, that the question states that the habanero is just one of the hottest peppers. I chose to specifically use the habanero in this quiz.
3. In the United Kingdom I am known as aubergine. I am a deep purple color and can be breaded, broiled or baked. I can also be made into a parmigiana with melted mozzarella cheese. What name do I go by in the United States?

Answer: eggplant

The eggplant is one of the most underappreciated veggie. The eggplant is closely related to the tomato, potato and pepper, as all are considered to be part of the deadly nightshade family.

The eggplant nicknamed "Mad Apple" until a few centuries ago, when it was discovered the unique taste that came from it. The eggplant or aubergine as it is known in the United Kingdom is considered an acquired taste.

An interesting fact about the eggplant is that it was introduced in the United States by Thomas Jefferson in 1806. A friend of his from France loved the veggie and Jefferson figured if his friend liked it, well he may as well give it a try! Jefferson liked it so much that he started growing the veggie in his garden at his Monticello estate in Virgina. In fact, the eggplant is still grown there! Even though Jefferson was the first in the States to bring the unique veggie to life, it was widely considered a decoration veggie until about 50 years ago!
4. I am known as a butter bean, due to my creamy yellow color. I originally come from Peru. It is highly recommended that I be cooked before eating due to the amount of cyanogenic glycosides that I contain. Which bean am I more commonly known as?

Answer: Lima

Lima beans are sometimes referred to as butter beans because of their buttery texture and have been grown and harvested in Peru for about seven thousand years.

Lima beans are high in dietary fiber, iron, protein, vitamins B1 and B5, magnesium, potassium, folate, and contain approximately two hundred sixteen calories when cooked! Wow! What a bean!
5. In actuality I am fruit, but considered a veggie in the produce industry. I grow on vines and can also be breaded, fried, broiled, baked, stuffed...oh just about anything you can think of, you can do with me! In the United States, New Jersey growers are considered the best at growing me. What am I?

Answer: Tomato

During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries the tomato was given a bum rap due to it being part of the nightshade and tobacco family.

During the early part of the eighteenth century the tomato was starting to be used in foods in Europe and in the latter half it was grown and harvested in Southern Italy and France.

The first tomato recipes appeared in print in 1773 in a book entitled "Il cuoco galante", written by Vincenzo Corrado, a cook for the Neapolitan court.

In 1809, Thomas Jefferson was considered to be a pioneer for growing the tomato. 1809 saw the first harvest at Monticello of Spanish tomatoes. Jefferson's son-in-law, Thomas Mann Randolph told the Albemarle Agricultural Society in 1824 that it is believed that tomatoes kept one's blood pure during the hot summer months.

"On the matter of whether a tomato is a fruit or vegetable, the discrepancy between botany's designation (it's a fruit) and popular opinion (it's a vegetable) has caused some amusing results. In 1887, U.S. tariff laws which imposed a duty on vegetables but not on fruits caused the tomato's status to become a matter of legal importance. The U.S. Supreme Court settled this controversy in 1893, declaring that the tomato is a vegetable, along with cucumbers, squashes, beans, and peas, using the popular definition which classifies vegetables in how they are used: they are generally served with dinner and not dessert".

Direct quote can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomato
6. In the United States I am mainly grown in the great state of California. I am harvested once I am considered to be full sized and ripe. The growers pull my leaves over my head allowing me to remain a very pristine color. I can be eaten raw, cooked or pickled. Do you know which veggie I am?

Answer: Cauliflower

Cauliflower's ancestry can be traced from Asia Minor to the Mediterranean region. It is a descendant of the wild cabbage and is in the same family as cabbage, broccoli and kale. The true head of the "flower" is called a curd and is white to off-white. The lovely green leaves shield the "head" until they are ready to be harvested and blanched.The cauliflower has been given the "World's Healthiest Food Rating".

All information about the cauliflower can be found
at:

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=13
7. I can be found growing wild on England's South Coast. I am also grown in villages in the Vales of Evesham and can be found in Worcestershire, England. In Evesham they call me sparrow grass, but what am I more commonly known as in the United States?

Answer: Asparagus

Asparagus has a large amount of diuretic properties and one of the oldest surviving recipes can be found in Apicius's 3rd century "CE De re coquinaria, Book III". Asparagus has a high content of mercaptans and thioesters which leave a person's urine with a very unpleasant and extremely strong odor.
8. I have been told that I have the most beautifully yellow-laced eyes in the veggie world. When my lacey eyes are in full bloom, I am ready to be harvested; but only my tube can be taken for food, and it packs a punch! My skin can be brown, gold, red, and pink (Yes, pink!). What am I?

Answer: Potato

The yellow laced potato plant originated in the Andes and cultivated by the Inca civilization, eventually making its way to the Native Americans, where it became a food favorite. In the sixteenth century, the potato was introduced to the rest of the world by the Spaniards. In 1586, Sir Francis Drake brought the potato to England, along with pioneers and other provisions.

Potatoes can come in a variety of colors, such as red, purple (also known as blue), yellow and pink, with the fleshy part being white or the color of flesh.

All information about the potato can be found at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potato
9. My crop can sometimes be stumped by a fungus, which in Mexico is called huitlacoche. I am usually grown in rows and my ethanol is added to gasoline. Flour is also made from me so that people can enjoy tortillas. I taste delicious made as a grit or hominy. What am I more commonly known as in the United States?

Answer: Corn

Corn, also called maize and originated from the Mesoamerica region. Corn is grown all over the world and is one of the most recognised vegetables. In the United States the primary states that grow and harvest it are Iowa, Indiana, most of Illinois, and parts of Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.
10. I am sometimes called a rutabaga or a swede. I have long green stalks and am a root vegetable. I come in various sizes such as baby, small and large. My skin that usually protrudes from the earth is a very lovely shade of reddish purple. Most people use a potato peeler to free me from my skin before cooking. I am used in salads, and sometimes used as a stock base for soups. What am I?

Answer: Turnip

In 1846, Ireland was struck with a famine known as the Great Potato Famine and referred to as The Great Hunger, in which hundreds of thousands of Irish immigrants migrated to the United States. In their native Ireland they used to light their course of way by carving the inside of turnips and placing a small lit candle in the middle, however, when they arrived stateside they were dismayed to learn that turnips were not grown here and found that the land was a mass with pumpkins. In fact, it turned out that the pumpkins worked far better to hold the lit candle..and that his how we came to have pumpkins as jackolaterns...imagine using a turnip? Hmmm..me thinks not.. :)

All information contained in this quiz can be found at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_vegetables

http://njnj.essortment.com/jackolantern_reuu.html

Thanks for playing..now go and eat your veggies! :-)
Source: Author JuniorTheJaws

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