Crops in Kansas Where does our food come from?
How does wheat grow? • In Kansas we grow wheat. • The seeds are planted in the fall. • When it gets warm, the wheat grows tall. • When the wheat turns yellow, it gets picked.
What part of wheat do you eat? • The seed is made into flour. • We use flour to make food, such as bread and cookies. People everywhere eat wheat from Kansas!
How does corn grow? • In Kansas, we grow corn. • The seeds are planted in the spring. • It takes a long time for corn to be ready to eat. • The American Indians taught us how to grow corn a long time ago.
What part of corn do you eat? • When corn is grown, it is covered in kernels. • The kernels are what we eat. • Corn feeds both people and animals. • We eat sweet corn and popcorn. • Corn can be used to make candy sweet. • The kernels can also be ground into four!
How do sunflowers grow? • American Indians grew sunflowers a long time ago. • The seeds are planted in the spring. • The seeds grow into beautiful flowers. • The center of the sunflower is full of seeds.
What part of sunflowers do you eat? • The seeds that grow in the sunflowers are hard. • A soft kernel can be found in the seed. • We eat the kernel out of the sunflower seed.
What foods do sunflowers make? • Sunflowers feed both people and animals. • We eat sunflower seeds as snacks. • We cook with sunflower oil. • American Indians used the seeds to make medicine.
What part of a soy bean do you eat? • Soybeans grow on bushes. • The seeds are planted in the spring. • The soybeans grow in pods like peas.
What part of soybeans do you eat? • We eat the beans that grow in the pods. • The beans are made into foods. • Soybeans are made into oil. • The oil is used to make salad dressing. • The beans can also be made into a special milk. • Soy sauce is used to make foods taste good.