If you want more flavor for your quinoa, cook in vegetable stock instead of water.

Have you ever wondered why fruits and vegetables have such beautiful, vibrant colors? These colors, called pigments, help the plants convert sunlight to energy through a process called photosynthesis. The pigments also make the plants attractive to insects, which helps them pollinate and grow. And for the people eating colorful fruits and veggies, these pigments have benefits, too! Many plant pigments are vitamins and antioxidants, which are important to a healthy diet. That’s why you’ll hear people say “eat the rainbow!”

Have you ever seen a real rainbow? Where were you? Did it look like the rainbows you see in pictures?