30 Fascinating Photos That Reveal What Food Looks Like Before Harvest Time | True Activist

Brianna Acuesta has gathered photos of foods that are grown around the world that most people have never seen in their natural element before. These photos give a startling insight into the world of food that many ignore, even when it comes to healthy food items.

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BY: Brianna Acuesta

It’s crazy how little we know about the origins of our food.

When people say that humans often don’t know what is in the food they consume, they’re usually talking about highly processed foods found at the store or at fast food restaurants. What many people don’t think about, however, is that the origins of the healthy food they eat can be just as bizarre as the processed products.

Below are photos of foods that are grown around the world that most people have never seen in their natural element before. These photos give a startling insight into the world of food that many ignore, even when it comes to healthy food items.


1. PEANUTS

Peanuts grow low to the ground.

Photo: Bored Panda


2. CASHEWS

Cashews dangling from a limb.

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3. BRUSSELS SPROUTS

Brussels sprout plants growing in a garden.

Photo: Bored Panda


4. CACAO

Cacao growing on a tree.

Photo: Bored Panda


5. SESAME SEEDS

Sesame seeds growing, stalks and pods.

Photo: Bored Panda


6. CRANBERRIES

Cranberries growing, blooms, berries, bog.

Photo: Bored Panda


7. PISTACHIOS

Pistachios growing from a tree branch.

Photo: Bored Panda


8. PINEAPPLES

Pineapple plants growing in pot and in the ground.

Photo: Bored Panda


9. VANILLA

Vanilla pods hanging from a vine.

Photo: Bored Panda


10. ALMONDS

Trees branches with almond blossoms or nuts.

Photo: Bored Panda


11. KIWIS

Two views of a kiwi orchard.

Photo: Bored Panda


12. BLACK PEPPER

Green and ripe black pepper berries hanging from a tree.

Photo: Bored Panda


13. BANANAS

Colorful banana tree.

Photo: Bored Panda


14. CINNAMON

Cinnamon trees with rusty orange bark.

Photo: Bored Panda


15. SAFFRON

Saffron being harvested by hand.

Photo: Bored Panda


16. POMEGRANATES

Pomegranate blossoms and fruit growing on trees.

Photo: Bored Panda


17. AVOCADOS

Avocados hanging from a tree.

Photo: Bored Panda


18. WASABI

Wasabi growing from the earth.

Photo: Bored Panda


19. ARTICHOKES

Flowering artichokes.

Photo: Bored Panda


20. COFFEE

Coffee tree boughs.

Photo: Bored Pnda


21. DRAGON FRUIT

Dragon fruit on the staulks.

Photo: Bored Panda


22. JABUTICABA

Jabuticaba growing on a tree.

Photo: Bored Panda


23. CAPERS

Mature capers in an open seed pod.

Photo: Bored Panda


24. QUINOA

Quinoa growing in a large field

Photo: Bored Panda


25. DATES

Ripening dates hanging from a palm tree.

Photo: Bored Panda


26. ASPARAGUS

Asparagus growing straight up from dirt.

Photo: Bored Panda


27. TEA PLANT

Tea tree with white blossoms.

Photo: Bored Panda


28. PERSIMMONS

Persimmons hanging from a tree with few leaves left.

Photo: Bored Panda


29. STARFRUIT

Starfruit hanging from a tree

Photo: Bored Panda


30. MANGOES

Mangos hanging from a tree.

Photo: Bored Panda

Which food surprised you the most? Please share, like, and comment on this article!


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  1. Starfruit, avocado, mango and all citrus common for residential back yards in Miami, Florida.

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  2. Wonderful and educational post! Thank you!

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    1. My pleasure, Decker. Bon appétit!

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  3. That was really neat, JoAnn. I learned something there.
    Leslie

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  4. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing

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  5. Really enjoyed this, JoAnn!

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  6. Beautiful photos. Am I the only one turned on? I must be sick… lol!

    We had a giant Fuerte avocado tree in our complex years ago. It was very dangerous to walk beneath it. A neighbor was struck and injured by a large fruit which fell from great height. Fortunately, it didn’t hit his head.

    Almond groves dotted the landscape in my childhood. We loved to eat the soft, green fruity nuts before they hardened. They have a mild almond flavor and are very juicy.

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    1. Green almonds are soft and juicy? Where are THEY sold? Point me in the right direction!

      You are not sick, Robert. Did you know that food evolved to be alluringly attractive to humans– so we would distribute their seeds for them? See the gorgeous documentary The Botany of Desire.

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      1. Thank you, I was feeling ashamed of myself… lol! I’ve never seen green almonds for sale commercially. Us kids were lucky there were so many trees around to munch on. California was a Garden of Eden back then. Fruit trees were everywhere – black and green figs (yum), loquats (yum, yum), plums, apricots, lots of citrus, and so much more.

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  7. PISTACHIOS is one of my favorite foods. I didn’t know how it looks like before. Love the post and thank you 🙂

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    1. Mine too! So glad you enjoy the photos, Anne. Thanks for your comment. Happy weekend! ❤

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