We all know what fruit and vegetables look like when they're sitting on the shelf in the supermarket, but have you ever wondered what they look like before they're ready to harvest? Then check out this list, compiled by Bored Panda, to see some of your favorite foods in a totally new light.

From bananas and sesame seeds to cashew nuts and kiwi fruits, these pictures of natural produce prior to being harvested are sure to make you think differently about the fruits and vegetables that you eat every day.

Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below and don't forget to vote for the best!

#1

Sesame Seeds

Sesame Seeds

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Emre
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

wow I seeing this one for the first time

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#2

Peanut

Peanut

tessgarcia , nebedaay Report

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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I grew them when I was in primary school - oh the joy when those yellow flowers bloomed

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#3

Cranberry

Cranberry

Bernd Haynold , Keith Weller Report

Michel M. Prins
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The 3rd photo looks like giagantic natural painting

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#4

Cashew

Cashew

Abhishek Jacob , Thamizhpparithi Maari Report

The Cappy
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one is even more baffling than cinnamon. "Well, John appears to have died after eating one. But there's just GOT to be a way to prepare those green squash testicles so we could all enjoy them."

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#6

Cacao

Cacao

tgerus , Luisovalles Report

Bunnies are better!!
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Proof that chocolate is a vegetable and therefore beneficial to my health

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#7

Pineapple

Pineapple

vulgarfractions , prince470701 Report

Lemur
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've got two at home. They look exactly look like this.

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#8

Brussel Sprouts

Brussel Sprouts

pompeyshoes Report

#9

Vanilla

Vanilla

Giancarlo Sibilio , B.navez Report

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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What's with the Braille-like dots at the bottom of the pods? Anyone care to explain?

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#10

Almond

Almond

Namacun , Tom Raftery Report

#11

Saffron

Saffron

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Aunt Messy
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And that's why saffron is so scary expensive. There are only two stamens per crocus, and they have to be carefully harvested by hand, one at a time.

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#13

Coffee

Coffee

Marcelo Corrêa , Fernando Rebelo Report

Stille20
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's like peaking behind the curtain... I just assumed it was made from wizardry

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#14

Cinnamon

Cinnamon

Kit Report

Laury M.
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Powdered cinnamon is delicious sawdust :D

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#15

Pomegranate

Pomegranate

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Stille20
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

what's going on with the second one? It looks fake

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#17

Banana

Banana

asergeev Report

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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

not a very accurate depiction. its more of an artistic photo than one which shows how they grow.

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#18

Wasabi

Wasabi

J.G. Wang , John Ousby Report

Karin
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

who knew that innocent little plant could melt your sinuses

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#19

Black Pepper

Black Pepper

Scot Nelson Report

spirit wolf
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ripe ones make black pepper, green ones make white pepper.

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#20

Quinoa

Quinoa

Michael Hermann Report

Stille20
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I thought it was a gift brought by hipster fairies.. along with Kale

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#21

Avocado

Avocado

Joachim Huber Report

Diana CrunChewy Watson
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh, they grow on trees. I don't know why, but I always assumed they grew near the ground like strawberries. The more you know.

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#22

Asparagus

Asparagus

Silas Price Report

#24

Dragon Fruit

Dragon Fruit

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georgia
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It probably why dragon fruits are expensive. You have to fight a cactus to get one.

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#25

Dates

Dates

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The Cappy
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like it comes with its own basket.

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#27

Capers

Capers

thegardenwanderer , Clematis Report

Suleika Cremers
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The little green flower buds are the capers. The small unripe fruits are eaten too. In Dutch they are called 'caper-apples'.

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#29

Jabuticaba

Jabuticaba

Mar slima , wmlub Report

The Cappy
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This exactly how I imagined something-I-never-heard-of-before growing.

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