9 Amazing images that show how our favorite foods look before it's harvested
We all know how fruits and vegetables look when placed on supermarket shelves. But have you ever wondered what their appearance is before they were ready for their harvest? Because we will shed some light on the origins of your favourite foods. From sesame seeds to vanilla to pistachios, they all look amazing in their plants. Without more, we leave you with 9 amazing snapshots of the origins of food.
1. Sesame Seeds
These cereals, also named as sesame, are vegetables planted mainly for their richness in oil. You could use them in numerous desserts or in the famous hamburger bread, which makes a mere bread a delight. In the photo, you can see the plant, which looks like different capsules in which these seeds are stored. Have you ever realised where sesame seeds come from? Well, now you know! Read on if you want to know more.
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Its Latin name is Arachis hypogaea and it's a plant that is part of the family of legumes. They are one of the most beloved snacks by large parts of society, even creating variations such as peanut butter, which is very popular in America. However, if we are asked about the appearance of these nuts in nature, we're definitely clueless. The photo explains itself the power of its wild state.
3. Red cranberries
They are grown for the most part in the cold areas of the northern hemisphere. However, there are several of the same family that can be found in Hawaii or Madagascar, in very remote and warm places. Its ideal habitat is large valleys like the one in the image. They are shrubs that usually do not exceed 2 meters in height and 20 cm in width. In big environments, they can create remarkably impressive landscapes. Definitely, a sight to see!
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4. Cashew nuts
Another delicious snack, which is more likely to have only been seen in plastic bags. It is actually a tree that lives predominantly in the Amazon jungle, in the northern areas of Brazil and southern Venezuela. We all know their contributions to numerous cakes, desserts and savory dishes. In addition, they also bring their properties to beauty creams or pharmaceutical pills. In that fruit resembling a pepper is where the cashews grow, odd, right?
These delicious foods grow from a tree native to parts of Southwest Asia, from Greece to Afghanistan to Kyrgyzstan. Its fruits are drupes that hold the seeds inside. They are covered with a greenish-green flesh and the seed is what we finally eat. When matured, the fruit changes colour as seen in the snapshot, and opens up by dropping the "pistachios." Who knew?! 'Cuz we surely didn't.
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6. Brussels sprouts
This type of cabbage is a type of vegetable that is grown in winter characterised by their small size. It looks like mini cabbages. They are very healthy because they are rich in Vitamin A and C. They are basically buds that arise from the plant, and they are ready to harvest when their colour turns dark green. There are many who has problems with brussels sprouts because their taste is sometimes somewhat bitter. But, did you ever know how it looked in its raw form? It certainly does not look as bad as it tastes...
Also known as berries, it is a variety that is found within the family of Bromeliaceae, coming from South America. This plant is small in size and has a series of hardened leaves that are up to 1 meter in length. The pineapples we know need 3 years to be finally harvested. A fruit that takes a long time to grow is worth the wait because of its sweet and fresh taste, widely used in the culinary world.
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This is a variety of flower found in the family of orchids, found in warm environments. There are more than a hundred variants of this plant, but the one that interests us is Vanilla planifolia, from which you can extract the flavor. They were named after the Spanish conquistadors, who, for the first time, noticing the plant on the shores of Veracruz, Mexico, decided to call them by their resemblance to the sheaths of their swords.
This delicious food that we like so much comes from the cacao tree, native of the tropical rainforests of the Amazon. It comes up to 10 meters in height. For proper development, you need the appropriate constant humidity and high-temperature conditions, in addition to moderate sunlight. It could be said that it is a rather delicate plant, that gives a great food similar to the form of a zucchini.
Thus we reach the end of the list, where we have shown more of a peculiar origin of products that we usually eat.
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