We are so used to getting our produce from our local grocer that we don’t even realize how our food is grown or which part of the plant they come from. We’d have good guesses that almonds might just be like acorns, or asparagus sticks out from a trunk, but you’d be surprised that it’s way different than you imagined.

At some point in the history of mankind, one person finds a plant and proclaims “This red strand in this purple flower will be hella expensive” and would live to tell the tale. And if you’re curious about these tales, here are 30 pictures showing where our food came from.