16 Stunning Photos That Prove You Have No Clue How Food Is Grown

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How Food Is Grown

We all enjoy eating delicious foods but most of us have absolutely no idea how that food grows or is produced. You’d probably be shocked with some of the truths behind how your favorite foods are made.

We’re about to throw back the curtain on some of them:

1) Pineapples

These come from crazy spikey looking bushes that grow out of the ground. The fruit comes from the middle of the plant.

Source: Wikipedia

2) Sesame Seeds

Sesame seeds come from sprouts plants that grow straight up and tall out of the ground inside of little pods known as “buds.”Source: Wikipedia

3) Artichokes

Artichokes come from big pretty purple flower with feathery tops.Source: Flickr/Miran Rijavec

4) Brussel Sprouts

Brussel sprouts are a member of the Germmifera group of cabbages and grow from a leafy green plant that is about 2.5 to 4 cm in diameter. They grow in a cluster and look like little cabbages.Source: Flickr

5) Capers

Capers grow on a vine of pretty white flowers. They are the unopened buds of the flowers.

Source: Flickr/Mahmood Al-Yousif

6) Pistachios

Pistachios grow in clusters on trees. It usually takes seven to ten years for these trees to get significant production with peak production being reached around 20 years. The pistachios are then dried and dry roasted or processed in machines. They kind of look like mangoes.

Source: Panoramio

7) Peanuts

Peanuts look like pretty little yellow wildflowers when they grow out of the ground but when you pull those flowers up their roots reveal the little bulbous nuts.

Source: WordPress

8) Vanilla Bean

Vanilla bean is also a flowering plant with white flowers. The plant produces long pods that are treated and dried.

Source: Flickr

9) Kiwi

Kiwis also start out as flowers that hangs on a vine and is grow along trellises. The flower turns into kiwis that hang down until they are ready to be harvested.

Source: Blogger

10) Cashews

Cashews are super weird looking. They grow on trees that produce cashew apples, then the nuts grow out of the apples.

Source: Wikipedia

11) Almonds

Almonds grow off of flowering trees. The little flowers turn into pods and inside those pods are almonds.

Source: Flickr

12) Saffron

Saffron comes from exquisitely beautiful bright purple flowers. The saffron stems come out of the middle of the flowers that are just pulled out of the flower.

Source: The Garden of Eaden

13) Cinnamon

I had no idea that cinnamon is dried tree bark.

Source: Blogspot

14) Cranberries

Cranberries grow off of evergreen dwarf shrubs that bear flowers that become the little pieces of fruit.

Source: Wikipedia

15) Cacao

 

Source: Wikipedia

Cacao, which is what chocolate is, is grown on a tree that produces giant pods. The cacao beans are found inside these pods.

16) Guarana

Guarana-fruit

more about guarana

Recent studies from the U.S. National Library of Medicine have shown that guarana is unique in its ability to stimulate mental activity that is beneficial to long-term learning. Researchers compared the effects of guarana to other sources of caffeine such as coffee and ginseng; ultimately, the subjects who received moderate doses of guarana performed better than recipients of other caffeine derivatives. These findings imply that other components of the guarana compound are responsible for its advantageous cerebral influences. This indicates that caffeine is only part of the formula behind this supplement's success rate. Further studies must be conducted to discover why guarana continuously outpaces the competition when it comes to assistance in the academic realm.

 

 

By D.G. Sciortino
Contributor at Sweet and Savory

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