12 Photos Of Food That Prove We Have No Idea How It Really Grows

Posted by Muk Khatri in Food On 21st January 2018

Many times we are curious by eating the various types of food almost every day, from where they originate. There are a lot of different foods with unique origins that we take for granted almost every day. Whether it be a spice from another region of the world, to the ingredients in your morning cup of coffee. In this article we will share some information about 12 various food plants and their historical/botanical origins.

#1 SESAME SEEDS

Sesame is a flowering plant that is native to tropical regions near the equator. The largest producers of sesame seeds are India and Sudan. It is one of the oldest oilseed crops known in all of humanity! It grows almost like peas, in large capsules, and is harvested for baked goods around the world. Just cut those little pods open and you’ll find sesame seeds all lined up in little rows.

#2 PISTACHIOS

Pistachios belong to the cashew family and grow on trees and look pretty beautiful before they lose their colors when harvested! They originate from growing regions in the world around Central Asia and the Middle East.

#3 VANILLA

We usually just get the extract, but vanilla looks like green string beans. Once vanilla is harvested and dried, it becomes the brown color we’re more familiar with. This plant originated from the early Totonac people in Mexico. When the Aztecs took over the Totonac culture, they developed a taste for the plant and called it "The black flower".

#4 KIWI

The fruit originated from China, and the original name for the popular fruit was the "Chinese Gooseberry." Kiwifruit grows on vines, like grapes! The fruit is a commercially grown crop from virtually everywhere in the world, including China, Italy, New Zealand, Chile, Greece, and France.

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