Vegetables

How to Draw a Carrot

Carrots are familiar both in the garden and on the dinner table. The carrot a vegetable cultivated for its starchy edible taproot. Its name is derived from a word meaning "horn," describing its shape.

The carrot was domesticated thousands of years ago from a wild variety known as Queen Anne's lace. At first, it was the aromatic greens and seeds that were used, as relatives such as anise and cilantro still are today. Domestic carrots are sweeter and less woody than their wild relatives

Did you know? Many people believe that eating carrots will improve your vision. While carrots are good for you - they're a rich source of vitamins K and B6, as wells as alpha and beta carotene - that they drastically improve vision is a myth. This originated during World War II, when the British tried to hide certain technologies from the enemy by saying that they fed their soldiers carrots to improve their vision.

In popular culture, the carrot is often seen in the hands of characters such as Bugs Bunny or as the nose of a snowman. DC Comics featured the anthropomorphic rabbit superhero Captain Carrot, who obtained his powers by eating a "cosmic carrot."

The term "carrot and stick" or "carrot on a stick" is a metaphor for combining a reward and punishment, or for unattainable rewards. Visually, this is often seen as a carrot dangling from a string at the end of a stick, in front of a working animal such as a donkey.

Would you like to draw a tasty carrot? Now you can, with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing guide. All you will need is a pencil or pen and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished drawing.

How to Draw Salad

The term salad describes a wide variety of dishes whose main ingredient is usually raw vegetables. Salads may also be made from fruit, grains, nuts, or chopped meats. Salads are usually served cold and have been touted for their health benefits since ancient times.

Wild greens seasoned with salt, vinegar, and oil were likely the first salads. In fact, the word "salad" is derived from a term meaning "salt." This is due to the fact that salads were seasoned with salt brine or salty dressings in ancient Rome. Since these greens were the first fresh foods available after winter, they provided vital nutrients following a bland winter diet of preserved foods.

In the 1600s, playwright William Shakespeare used the term "salad days" to describe the inexperience of youth, similar to the way the term "green" may be used today. In modern times, salads may represent spring and summertime or modern health-food fads.

The popular Shopkins line of children's toys include salad themed characters, such as Alice Fruit Salad and Kris P. Lettuce.

Would you like to draw a tasty salad? This simple, step-by-step drawing guide is here to help. You will need only a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your drawing using crayons, markers, or colored pencils.

How to Draw Broccoli

Broccoli - is it one of your favorite foods? Many people, kids and grown ups alike, would answer that question with a resounding "No!" Yet, people have been growing and eating broccoli for thousands of years, at least since the time of ancient Rome, around the sixth century B.C.

Broccoli is a member of the cabbage family of vegetables. It is rich in vitamins and minerals, especially vitamins C and K. The green "treetop" of the broccoli is actually a collection of tiny flowers that have yet to bloom. The next time you eat broccoli, think about the fact that you are actually eating flowers!

In popular culture, foods with faces - similar to that depicted in this drawing guide - sometimes appear. For example, the popular Shopkins toy line features "Rockin' Broc" and "Bethany Broccoli." The vegetable is also used in other forms of pop art. For example, one Star Wars themed cookbook pictures an Obi-Wan Kenobi action figure running through a forest of broccoli.

Would you like to draw broccoli? Doing so is easier than ever, with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial. All you will need is a pencil, pen, or marker, and a sheet of paper. You may also want to use a green crayon, colored pencil, or marker to shade your finished broccoli.