We all know what fruits and vegetables look in a supermarket, but have you ever been curious what they look like before they’re harvested? Check out this list, 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.
Cashews grow out of apple-like fruit that can also be used for jam. cashews are one of the lowest fiber nuts, they are packed with vitamins and minerals.
The shell of the pistachio is naturally a beige color, but it is sometimes dyed red or green in commercial pistachios. A study in Nutrition Reviews reported: “The pistachio is a nutrient-dense nut with a heart-healthy fatty-acid profile as well as protein, dietary fiber, potassium, magnesium, vitamin K, γ-tocopherol, and a number of phytochemicals.
#3 Brussels sprouts
Brussels sprouts are ready to harvest when the tiny heads are firm, green. Brussels sprouts are rich in many valuable nutrients. They are an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin K.
Cranberries have pockets of air inside the fruit. Because of this, cranberries float in water, and thus, the bogs can be flooded to aid in removal of fruit from the vines.When consuming cranberries it can lower risk of urinary tract infections, prevention of certain types of cancer, improved immune function, decreased blood pressure and more.
Vanilla Beans are long, greenish-yellow seed pods of the tropical orchid plant, Vanilla planifolia.
Cacao has the highest Plant-Based Source of Iron. Full of Magnesium for a Healthy Heart & Brain.
Peanuts actually grow underground, as opposed to nuts like walnuts, almonds, etc. that grow on trees.Peanuts are abundant in the vitamins niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, thiamin, riboflavin, choline, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin E.
Broccoli has a very good source of dietary fiber, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin E.
Pineapple can reduce inflammation of joints and muscles, boost immunity and improves blood circulation.
#10 Sesame seeds
Since sesame is a small, flat seed, it is difficult to dry it after harvest because the small seed makes a movement of air around the seed difficult.
High Source of Vitamin C. Good Source of Folate.
The pomegranate, botanical name Punica granatum, is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub.
The veggie is a good source of folate, dietary fiber, and vitamins C and K.
#14 Dragon fruit
Dragon fruits have a surprising number of phytonutrients. Rich in antioxidants, they contain vitamin C.
Jabuticaba fruit is grape-like in appearance and texture but with a thicker, tougher skin. Most California fruit is dark purple to almost black in color.