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Christmas Nutrition Quiz

I hope you have some fun testing your knowledge in this festive nutrition quiz! You’ll find the answers at the bottom of the page.

1. Which of these fruit and vegetables has the most vitamin C per 100g?

a) Sprouts
b) Tangerines
c) Cranberries

2. Which Christmas bird may help to boost your mood?

a) Partridge
b) Goose
c) Turkey

3. In which country is carp part of the traditional Christmas meal?

a) Japan
b) Hungary
c) Estonia

4. Chestnuts are a rich source of:

a) Fibre
b) Zinc
c) Omega-3 fatty acids

5. How long does it take to defrost a 6-7kg turkey?

a) 5-6 hours
b) up to 4 days
c) 24 hours

6. What counts as a portion of 1 of your 5 a day fruit and vegetables?

a) 3 medium roast potatoes
b) 3 heaped tablespoons of carrots
c) 1 satsuma

7. From which part of the cinnamon plant is the spice extracted?

a) The roots
b) The seeds
c) The bark

8. Onto the cheese course and where is Stilton allowed to be made?

a) Derbyshire
b) Cornwall
c) Yorkshire

9. So you’ve slightly overdone the festive feasting. Which of these teas would be best to soothe your digestive system?

a) Jasmine
b) Red bush
c) Fennel

Answers

1. a) sprouts – boiled sprouts have 62mg vitamin C per 100g compared with 26.7mg for tangerines and 13 mg in fresh cranberries.
2. c) Turkey is a rich source of the amino acid tryptophan, which is converted into the mood boosting neurotransmitter, serotonin.
3. b) Hungary
4. a) Fibre
5. b) Up to 4 days, according to the Food Standards Agency
6. b) 3 heaped tablespoons of carrots; potatoes don’t count as a portion and you’d need 2 satsumas to count as a portion of fruit
7. c) the bark
8 a) Derbyshire. Stilton has protected status and can only be made in the counties of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.
9. c) Fennel is known for its soothing properties

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