When we chew down on dinner, do we ever stop and think about how the food got there? The process is humongous. From the seed that gets planted at the farm to the processing plant that turns it into a TV dinner to the shipping companies that take it to different locations across the country, food is a complicated business from seed to stomach. But when it comes to these twenty fruits and vegetables that you eat, you probably don’t know how they grow. And in this post, we’re going to describe how these common foods come into being. Check out this list and share it with a family member and friend on Facebook after.
This delicious, salty garnish is actually picked straight from the plant. It is the flower buds that you are eating.
This spicy root is pulled from the ground. And when it gets mashed up, it becomes the perfect condiment for sushi.
These delicious nuts grow as the seeds of the almond tree. They are found in the woody shells that must be cracked open to access the meaty meal.
While you probably imagine most fruits growing on trees, kiwis actually grow on a vine.
Contrary to public opinion, pineapples don’t come from trees. They grow out of the ground from a leafy plant.
These edible seeds are harvested from a vibrant and colorful plant.
7. Brussels sprouts
These delicious additions to a Thanksgiving meal grow out of the ground on a stalk.
These tasty items are flowers. And the part you eat are the bud of the flower. When artichokes bloom, they produce a beautiful purple blossom. But when that happens the rest of the plant becomes inedible.
These tender nuts grow on the outside of their fruit.
Like bananas, tropical papayas grow in bunches near the tops of their trees.
This expensive spice needs a lot of space and grows in more arid climates.
This favorite spice is harvested from the inner bark of a tree.
Broccoli is the flower of plant. Tell your children that next time you make it for dinner.
These are technically berries and grow on low plants.
15. Chickpeas or garbanzo beans
These legumes grow in plants that are low to the ground inside green shells.
These kernels form in a string that almost resembles a thing ear of corn.
These delectable items come from palm trees. They grow in large clumps from the top of the tree. Eat these dried for a delicious after-dinner treat.
Which of these fruits and vegetables surprised you? Or did you know how they were all grown already?
Here’s a photo of them all before they are processed and packaged. Do you think you can match them up with what they are from the list above?
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(hint: the photos are in the same order as the list above)