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Fruitcake - A Sweet Christmas Treat

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Fruitcake - A Sweet Christmas Treat
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A Short Reader

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   2.85

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    cheek-pinching, cheery, lasted, meals, american, what, barley, pine, also, fruitcake, tasty, person, between, holiday, people, share
     content words:    Ancient Romans, Middle Ages

Other Languages
     Spanish: El budín de frutas: una dulce delicia de Navidad


Fruitcake - A Sweet Christmas Treat
By Colleen Messina
  

1     What do you think of when you hear the word fruitcake? Do you think of a crazy friend or maybe an odd, cheek-pinching aunt? A fruitcake can mean a strange person. It can also be a tasty Christmas treat. It is a dense cake that has dried or candied fruit in it.
 
2     These cakes have been made for a long time. Ancient Romans made them. They used pine nuts and raisins. They added these to a barley mash. The cake was shaped like a ring. Soldiers ate them. It gave them energy between battles. Soldiers still get fruitcakes.

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