We’ve all got a favorite fruit, vegetable or spice, but most of us probably don’t know where they come from or what their plant even looks like. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 22 delicious fruits, vegetables and spices showing how they’re grown.

We’re sure you know about how a few of these foods grow, but most of you probably don’t know all of them. Personally, I had no idea that cashews looked like that, and I could’ve sworn that kiwis grow on trees! It’s also interesting to note how many different parts of these plants we like to eat. Cinnamon bark, peanut roots, caper buds, sesame seeds and bananas all come from different parts of their plants and they’re all delicious. [Read more...]

Many of these plants are just one edible sub-species in a larger category of plants that we can’t eat. The banana species that we find in supermarkets are only a handful of all the banana species out there, most of which we can’t eat because they’re full of hard seeds.

Knowing where your food comes from and how it is made is important because it allows us to make more educated choices about what we eat. Finding out that kiwis grow on vines probably won’t change whether or not someone eats them, but it will enrich their understanding of the world and prompt them to take a greater interest in how and by whom their food is grown.

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1. Cacao

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2. Peanut

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3. Cinnamon

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4. Vanilla

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5. Pineapple

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6. Kiwi

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7. Black Pepper

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8. Almond

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9. Avocado

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10. Starfruit

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11. Sesame Seeds

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12. Coffee

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13. Mango

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14. Cashew

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15. Saffron

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16. Capers

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Both the flower buds and the fruit of the caper are edible! (Image credits: wikipedia.org)

17. Persimmon

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18. Brussel Sprouts

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19. Artichokes

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20. Tea Plant

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21. Pistachio

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22. Pomegranate

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