The food industry has reached its peak. Some are happy with the way agriculture and technology have been developed, but others disapprove that.
Today we eat foods that require no prepping, and unfortunately, we ingest too much artificial ingredients, sweeteners, preservatives and harmful chemicals.
We live in a plastic world, and most people are focused on the final product in stores. They do not even care about its origin. Remember the story of the kid who told his friend that milk comes from the store?
Well, milk comes from cows, but how much do you know about the food that is sold in your store?
Here are some of the foods that grow differently:
Do you know that pistachios grow in trees? They lose their color before the harvest.
- Sesame seeds
Sesame seeds grow lined up in rows in tiny pods.
Almonds grow in bunches on trees. Same as pistachios, they become dark and the outer skin cracks open.
Vanilla extract makes your cakes taste like heaven. It is actually made from vanilla beans that look like green string beans that are later dried and harvested (they turn brown, too).
Saffron is actually the stigma of a beautiful flower that is plucked and dried.
The cinnamon sticks you get in stores are bits of the cinnamon tree bark.
- Cocoa beans (Cacao)
Fresh cocoa beans look a lot different before being dried and processed.
Cashews grow in the least expected way ever.
Quinoa looks a lot different when it grows.
They grow out of the ground, but seeing artichokes in their natural environment is so rare.
We consume the reddish green pods from capers that are harvested.
Dates grow in massive bag-like clusters.
You are really surprised, right? The foods you eat looks a lot different during its growing phase. Focus on the nutritional value of the foods you eat. Your live may be hectic, but you better pay attention to the foods that end up in your plate. Buy organic produce, and stick to a healthy diet plan.
Source: Healthy Food House