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CBSE notes for Class 6 on Science Chapter 1 Food: Where does it come from



Introduction

To prepare a food we need different kinds of ingredients like to cook vegetable curry we need different kinds of vegetables, salt, spices oil and so on

Sources of Food

Plants and animals are the two sources of our food materials
Milk, egg, meat, chicken, fish, prawn, beef, pork etc. are the food products that we get from animals
Grain, cereals, vegetables and, fruits comes from plants and plants products
We eat leafy vegetable, fruits, and some parts of plants like stem and roots.

What is ingredients

The materials required to prepare the dish.
Example
To prepare vegetable curry, we need different kinds of vegetables, salt, spices, oil

What is Edible

The substances which we can eat.
Some plants have two or more edible (eatable) parts. Seeds of mustard plants give us oil and the leaves are used as a vegetable

What is Nectar and Honey

Honey bees collect nectar from flowers, convert it into honey and store it in their hive. Flowers and their nectar may be available only for a part of year so, bees store their nectar for their use throughout the year
 

What is Sprouted Seeds

The germinating seeds at the initial stages when a white structure has grown out of the seed are called Sprouted seeds
How to prepare them
Take some dry seeds of moong or Chana. Put a small quantity of seeds in a container filled with water and leave this aside for a day. Next day, drain the water completely and leave the seeds in the vessel. Wrap them with a piece of wet cloth and set aside. Next day you will white structure has grown out it.These are sprouted seeds. You can eat them as it is or boil them and eat. They are very healthy

 Different Type Of Animals

 
Herbivores
Animals which eat only plants and plant products are called herbivores. For example: Elephant, rabbit, horse, Cow etc.
 
Carnivores
Animals which eat other animals are called carnivores. For example: Lizard, Lion, tiger, crocodile etc.
 
Omnivores
These animals eat both plants and animals. For example: Dog, cat, crow, etc.
 


 

What are Scavengers:

 The animals that eat flesh of dead animals.  They help in cleaning the environment. Example
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