Where does it come from?
As kids, many of us are educated in the most basic terms as to where popular and often colorful foods come from. Back when the division between fruits and vegetables was simple (thanks a lot, tomatoes), learning about farms and gardens was not only fun but easy.
However, as we got older we learned that nothing is black and white ― especially in the wide world of plants and food. In fact, some of the foods we eat every day aren’t quite what they seem.
Would you be able to find coffee in the wild? And where would you go looking for cinnamon? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Nope, they’re not actually nuts! Cashews are seeds that grow from the bottom of cashew apples, which themselves have pulp that can be used in certain fruit drinks!
Don’t let the name fool you: Peanuts aren’t nuts, either! Considered a legume and an oil crop, peanuts flower above ground while the peanut pods we eat grow underground.
Most people like to eat them roasted, salted, or even boiled. They are made into sauces for some dishes.
Where did the image of a pineapple tree come from? While many similar fruits grow on trees, pineapples belong to the family of flowering plants called bromeliads.
You can purchase a pineapple, cut off the top of it, plant it, and watch it grow right in your own backyard. You’ll have a pineapple of your own within a few months.