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Rang III Pomegranate Tasting

Today we tasted pomegranates in school. 22 people liked them and 5 people didn’t like them. We were tasting them with two other schools in America on Twitter. The schools we were tasting them with are in Indiana, USA. We ate the seeds, they were nice and juicy. Some people didn’t like the seeds but liked the juice. Lots of people thought they tasted like grapes. They also tasted like cranberry. The schools in America thought that the pomegranates were really nice and they didn’t like the seeds.

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Rang III Pomegranate Tasting

Earlier we went to the halla to find out five pomegranates facts each. We used our iPods to go onto the internet to find out the pomegranate facts. Here are some of the things that we found out:

  • We found out that the word pomegranate is from the Latin “Pomum Granatum” which means “apple of many seeds”.
  • The Romans called the pomegranate a “punic apple”.
  • The ancient Egyptians were buried with pomegranates. (Weird!)
  • The pomegranate is also known as “Granada” in Spanish and “Grenade” in French.
  • The pomegranate can cure kidney disease
  • The most popular thing is pomegranate juice but there is also pomegranate jellies, pomegranate wine and even pomegranate salad dressing.
  • Pomegranates are actually not a fruit, they are a berry.
  • The pomegranate tree can grow between 20 and 30 feet tall.
  • A lot of people don’t know that it’s only the juice and the seeds that are edible.

 

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Rang III Pomegranate Tasting

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Rang II Pomegranate Tasting

Today we talked about what sort of food goes off. We looked at a science book and we saw pictures of all different types of foods that have gone off. There was a picture of peaches and one had a mould on it. We talked about preserving food. You can preserve food by putting salt on it, by pickling it, by freezing it, by keeping it airtight or by tinning it. We use our senses to see if food is gone off.

We found out that before we buy milk it has been heated to kill some of the germs. This makes it safe for us to drink. Then milk must be kept in the fridge so that it will stay fresh. When milk goes off there is a thick layer of yellow skin at the top.

We are doing an experiment to see how food goes off. We have put food on the window sill in the classroom to see which ones go off. We have apple, bread, ham, cracker, cheese, milk, grape, pepper and yogurt. Already the milk is starting to smell funny and the ham is going yellow.

By Sam & Eimear (Rang II)

 

Healthy Eating

food 

We are learning about the food pyramid.

You should eat 6 or more portions from the Carbohydrate group.

Try to eat five portions of fruit and vegetables everyday.

Eat something from the fish, meat and dairy group.

Eat foods from the top of the food pyramid sparingly!!!

We are all healthy eaters in 4th Class!!

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