Food from plants

 


FOOD FROM PLANTS


•    Green plants prepare their own food.

•    For this reason, they are known as 'producers'.

•    They use sunlight, air (carbon dioxide), water, and chlorophyll (in their leaves) to make their own food by the process of photosynthesis.

Sunlight + Carbon dioxide + Water + Chlorophyll

Sugar (organic food)

Process of photosynthesis in green plants

•    Different plant parts serve as sources of food for us.

•    Fruits, vegetables that we eat are obtained from different plant parts.

•    Vegetables are important as they are excellent source of vitamins and minerals, if they are consumed in their natural raw state.

•    Fruit is a protective food.

•    Fruits are digestive.