How many of these naturally grown foods can YOU identify?
Despite the amount of information there is out there which proves a healthy, natural diet is best, the majority of people still eat a diet full of processed food, without a fruit or vegetable in sight.
Even if you think you eat a healthy diet, how many people can easily identify the plants and vegetation that produce the products that end up on our plates.
Many people have absolutely no idea how some of the foods that they eat grow, and what they look like.
With modern supermarkets full of food items from all across the globe, we can easily access foods from every country, despite whether they are in season or not.
Because of this we have lost sight of the origins of our food, and a lot of people have no idea where the food they eat actually come from.
The following pictures are a great way to test if you really know where certain common foods come from, as many of them look nothing like what you might expect them to.
1. Sesame seeds
Believe it or not, this is what those black little seeds grow inside.
These bright little pods actually contain cashew nuts.
Used in baking these pods contain the sweet vanilla flavor that sweetens cakes and cookies.
The brown nuts which are a popular health snack come in these furry pods, you might not have realised when walking past them growing on a tree.
Cinnamon which usually comes in an orange coarse paste comes from the bark of this tree.
Once known as the most expensive spice in the world, the luxurious colour and flavouring actually comes from these bright pink flowers.
No, these aren’t tiny mushrooms this is actually what cashews look like when growing naturally in the wild.
8. Cacao or cocoa beans
Popular across the world, chocolate comes from the cacoa bean, and this is what it looks like, not brown like you might expect.
These look like little flowers but they are the sweet, flavorful artichoke.
This popular health food usually comes packaged and looks like a taupe brown colour. But when growing naturally in the wild look like this – bold and pink in colour they look more like a flower than a health food.
They might look like groups of fruits, like a banana but they are actually how dates grow in the wild. They are usually dried and sweetened before they are sold in shops.
These salty condiments come presented with the aid of these beautiful white flowers when growing in the wild.