Even if you cook with a lot of fruits and vegetables in your spare time, have you ever really given thought to how the most common food ingredients grow in the wild? When we go to the grocery store, we’re seeing a final product and not taking into account the actual process of growth… or even what part of a given plant we’re about to eat. Fortunately for all those curious minds out there, we’re made a list exploring many common fruits and vegetables that grow in ways you might not have ever expected.
With no further ado, here are 30 stunning photos of how many of our common fruits and veggies actually grow.
5. CacaoCacao is the source of cocoa and, by extension, chocolate. Though we think of it as a brown powder, it actually grows in these red pods that protrude out of a tree.
8. Vanilla Bean
12. Sesame Seeds
14. Brussel Sprouts
16. Coffee Beans
17. Black Pepper
25. Broccoli Florets
As you can see, there’s quite a bit more to even the most common foods than we might think. Did you already know the background of all these plants? Do you have more of your own to add? Let us know in the comments area below.
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