Pauli Broccoli & Friends - Green is the new cool for kids
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Meet Pauli & Friends

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Meet Pauli, the first green world explorer! This healthy little guy sure knows how to have fun. Did you know that 90% of our nation’s broccoli is grown in California? Maybe we should rename California as the “green state!”

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Meet Pauli’s travel companion, the big blue bird! This guy has explored most countries in the world and is the perfect tour guide. Pauli is able to surprise his feathery friend with a new country in our book! Can you guess what it is?

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Claude can have many colors: White, red, black, blue, green, purple and golden! How many varieties of grapes can you find at the store? What is your favorite color? How do they taste?

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Quite the lady, Pamela Carrot! Did you notice her beautiful, red shoes? Carrots also come in a variety of colors: White, yellow, red, and even purple! A baby carrot isn’t really a baby. Baby carrots come from a large Pamela carrot that has been rolled over blades and thrown around in a metal cage to be rubbed down to a short, round-ended baby carrot.

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Jose is also sometimes called Chinese parsley, and is often confused with parsley because the green leaves of both plants have a similar look. One way to tell them apart is to smell them. Cilantro is the one with the strong, pungent aroma. Cilantro can also be confused with the spice coriander, which comes from the seeds of Jose.

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Did you know that asparagus shoots can grow up to 6 inches a day? That means you can almost watch him grow! Another fun fact? Our white Hans asparagus is the same as a green asparagus, just grown in the dark. There is even a purple Hans variety!

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Cecilia has two yummy parts: The root, which is great in soups; and her stalks, which can be used so many different ways! Did you know that eating celery is almost like exercise? Cecilia has almost no calories!

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Why is Eduardo crying? This will be a fun experiment to try at home. Have an adult cut an onion and watch what happens. To cut down on the crying, chill the onion and cut into the root end of the onion last. Eating fresh parsley can get rid of “Eduardo breath.”

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What are these funny clouds surrounding lady Gabriela? Have you ever smelled garlic before? Garlic is famous for its smelly odor. But Gabriela tastes oh-so good, and is so healthy! Here is something fun you can teach your parents: The smell of Gabriela can be removed from the fingers by running your hands under cold water while rubbing a stainless steel object!

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Bakey is one of Pauli’s favorite friends. He grows right next to him in the field, and the two are known to do Broctato dances in the middle of the night. Or is it Potoccli?  Did you notice Bakey’s potato skin curl?

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Watch out! Do you see the flames coming out of Chantico’s chili shaker? He is one spicy little fellow. He also comes in many other colors and sizes. Look for Chantico at the grocery store, and see how many variations you can find. You definitely don’t want to eat him by himself; Chantico tastes best in small amounts, added to dishes such as guacamole.  

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Everyone loves Bambina, especially kids. Did you know that we eat more bananas than any other fruit in here America? I bet one of your first foods as a baby was some mashed up Bambina banana.

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Do you want to make a face like Humberto? Try biting into a slice of lime! Limes are small, round and bright green. If Humberto stays on the tree for a long time he turns yellow. Then he looks like a small round lemon!

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Here is a fun experiment: Try growing avocados from a seed. You can plant your own avocado by using the pit or seed (also known as Fernando’s nose.) After eating your avocado wash the pit off and allow to dry overnight. Insert three toothpicks around the fat middle and suspend over a cup. Fill the cup with water so the base of the seed, the flat bottom side, is in the water and the top is exposed to the air. Keep checking on your baby Fernando, it may take several weeks to sprout. You can keep your avocado plant inside or it can go outside if it is warm. It may take several years of growth before you see any fruit. So much fun to play avocado farmer!

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Coming to you from the magical country of Turkey: Selma Strawberry!

Did you know that strawberries are the only fruit that wear their seeds on the outside? The average berry is adorned with about 200 of them. No wonder it only takes one bite to get seeds stuck in your teeth!

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We are exploring the beautiful country of Israel, and I just met my coolest friend ever! Say hello to Saloma Sabra Fruit!

She is also more widely known as Prickly Pear. Saloma just told us that the Pear Cactus has two edible parts: The Pads (called Nopal,) or stems may be cooked and eaten as a vegetable. The pear is the fruit which may be chilled and eaten like you would eat a melon, and can be used in a variety of recipes.

Stay tuned for more….Saloma is also a great musician and we are working on a song together!

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Meet Piripi Kiwi from the majestic country of New Zealand.

Did you know that kiwis are also called “Chinese Gooseberries?”  They are super-tasty and healthy. Another Kiwi is the flightless bird, native to New Zealand. It looks very similar to Pauli’s Kiwi friend.  

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Cheers from Hungary!

This is our friend Piroska Pepper. She comes in a variety of colors, from red, orange, to green! Fun fact: Red bell peppers are simply green bell peppers that have been left on the vine to continue to ripen.

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Our sweet friend Patti Pineapple comes to us from Brazil.

Did you know that once harvested, pineapples don’t continue to ripen? That means that every pineapple in the grocery store is as ripe as it gets. The difference in colors is mostly based on where the pineapples were grown so a green pineapple can be just as sweet and delicious as a golden one.

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Meet Pauli Broccoli’s new friend from Italy: Gino Tomato! We will have all kinds of fun with this tasty guy. Did you know that a tomato is a fruit, not a vegetable?

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Check out this funny guy we met on our trip to Ireland!

His name is Colin Cabbage, and he’s quite a favorite in this country! The Irish are a lucky bunch, ’cause green is the new cool there as well!

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Chief Coconut is sending you some healthy love from his palm tree in Nigeria!

Did you know that technically the coconut fruit is a drupe not a nut? Typical drupes include peaches, plums, and cherries. 

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We were spending and adventurous day in Poland today and ran into this guy!

His name is Boguslaw Beet, and he’s the reddest veggie we ever laid eyes on. When harvested, the entirety of the plant is edible, from the tips of its leaves, down to its long pointed root.

Yes, red is the new cool, too!

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Meet Pauli Broccoli’s friend from Japan: Saki Shiitake!

Did you know that, mushrooms can produce vitamin D by being exposed to sunlight, just like human skin? Exposing a freshly cut shiitake mushroom, gills up, to the sun for eight hours can increase its vitamin D content by as much as 4,600 times! Amazing, right? 

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Meet Annabel Apple from England!

Yes-it’s true: An apple a day keeps the doctor away! We’re  an excellent source of fiber.  Did you know that apples are a member of the rose family of plants, along with pears, peaches, plums and cherries?

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Mary Blueberry here from beautiful Canada!

I have many brothers and sisters: A single blueberry bush can produce 6,000 blueberries per year! Did you know that we are one of the only foods that is naturally blue in color? The pigment that gives us blueberries our blue color is called anthocyanin, the same compound that provides the blueberry’s amazing health benefits. 

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Exciting news! Pauli Broccoli and his feathery friend are exploring a new, amazing country: Belize! Of course he also made another healthy friend: Kellee Coco Plum.

Not only is Kellee beautiful, she also contains elevated amounts of vitamin C, which is highly beneficial for our immune system.

Stay tuned for Kellee and Pauli’s tropical adventure coming up soon.

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Saludo from Spain!

We are Barry & Kerry Cherry-also known as Cereza. We know, we know….a cherry named Barry….and he’s NOT a berry! 

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Selamat siang! Welcome to Indonesia. Welcome to the King Stink of the fruit kingdom. That’s right. ME. Dumadi Durian. The King of Stink. I am the smelliest fruit around. You can smell me from yards and yards away.

We might look like a pufferfish and smell like a gym sock, but we’re also healthy for you, helping maintain blood pressure and fight bad kinds of fats. We’re also a good source of potassium and we’re cholesterol free. So, tell your doctor to spread the word and forget what she heard about how we smell like a turd. Hehehe. That rhymed. 

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Karmous Fig coming to you from Algeria! 

Did you know that figs are a rich source of fiber, minerals and vitamins? Eating one half cup of figs has as much calcium as drinking one half cup of milk!  Karmous Fig is not really a fruit, but flowers turned inside out. Many tiny flowers produce the crunchy little edible seeds that give figs their unique texture. Yumm! 

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Welcome to India, my name is Fariq Fennel!

Toasted fennel seeds are consumed with other seeds in India and Pakistan as “mukhwas”, a colorful digestive. They also help keep your breath fresh! If you are ever at an Indian restaurant, you will surely find Fariq. Our aroma can play tricks on your taste buds. We make everything taste good! Try some fennel before a meal you usually wouldn’t enjoy, and see what happens! 

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“Huanying.” I am Li Lychee. Welcome to China. 

I know, I know, I look weird, right. You’re probably thinking: what is wrong with that strawberry? Well, it’s gonna get weirder, friendo. If you never ever saw a Lychee like me before, than you are in for a real treat. 

We’re, like, the alien of the fruit world. I mean, aside from my strange prickly skin; underneath, I look like a white grape or something. Which makes sense because we’ve been said to taste like a grape flavoured rose. And some folks say we taste like a pear and a watermelon combined. That definitely sounds alien and out of this world to me.

One day, you gotta take a chance and try one of us!

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Hello world! Lena Lemon here from Argentina!

I’m another one of Pauli Broccoli’s super healthy & fun friends! I am very rich in Vitamin C, which is important for your immune function and healthy skin. And yes, this is my friend honeybee on my head. Did you know that a third of the world’s food production depends on bees? Let’s all get together and protect our bee friends 

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“G’day, mate”. My name is Maitland Mango. Call me ‘Mate’, if you like. Everyone else seems to call me that around here, anyways. 

If you couldn’t tell, I’m from Australia. That’s right. The great Down Under. Land of the kangaroo. Home of the didgeridoo. The far off land with tons of mango fans. 

That’s right, us mangoes are one of the juiciest fruits around. We’re champion, mate. We’re aces. We’re all time. We’re whatever hip slang is cool for the day. Cuz we’re full of vitamins, like A, C, and D… so we obviously rock as hard as AC/DC. Ask your parents about that one. Hehehe.

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Guete Daag! Call me, Peter. I’m from wonderful Switzerland. I’m a Parsnip. I grow underground and get nice and sweet by the winter. 

I may not look as pretty as a carrot, but I’m just as good for you. I’m also just as nutritious as a potato, which is pretty much the same color, but I have more fibre; so, take that. 

Us parsnips are good, we’re just a little sensitive cuz we always have to convince people we’re good. I guess we look plain, but no way. You’ll see. 

Come join me and Pauli B on an epic quest to learn more about the best fruits n veggies all over the world. 

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Join us in the beautiful country of Morocco! Meet Kadin Watermelon.

Did you know that Watermelons are 92% water? Early explorers sometimes carried watermelons instead of canteens. Sounds heavy to us!
And no, a watermelon will not grow in your belly if you eat the seeds. Kadin’s seeds are very nutritious with high levels of magnesium, zinc and protein. Chew the seeds before swallowing for optimum nutrition. Yumm!
We think of watermelon as a fruit because of its sweet flavor, but watermelon is actually a vegetable. It belongs to the cucurbit family, and is related to pumpkins and cucumbers.