These originate from insanely spikey looking plants grow out of the soil. The fruit grows from the center of the plant.
2: Sesame seeds
Sesame seeds grow into broadleaf plants that reach a height of 5 to 6 feet. The seeds themselves come from inside little pods known as “buds.”
Artichokes come from a big purple flowering plant, much similar to the flower of the Scottish thistle.
4: Brussel sprouts
Brussel sprouts are synonymous with Christmas meal times, they are a member of the cabbage family “Germmifera”. They grow in a cluster like formation on the stem of the plant which is 2.5 – 4 cm in diameter.
Capers are the unopened buds of a vine like plant that has a bloom of very dainty white flowers.
Pistachio nuts belong to the “Anacardiaceae” family from the genus Pistacia. A pistachio tree takes about 10 to 12 years to produce the first crop. They are drupe, where the fruit has a large seed in the center. This seed is edible. The nuts of pistachio are not seasonal and are available all year long.
Peanuts have small yellow wildflowers when they first start to grow out of the ground yet when you pull those blooms up their foundations uncover the little clusters of nuts.
8: Vanilla bean
The vanilla bean is obtained from a flowering plant with white flowers. The flowers will produce long pods that will be treated and dried to extract the beans.
The kiwi begins its life as a flower that hangs from vines and is normally grown on trellises. When pollinated the flowers will grow into the kiwi fruit and hang from the vines until ripe to harvest.
How cashews develop will probably surprise most. The nut starts out as a cashew apple, which a nut then grows out of.
Almonds grow from a flowering tree much similar to the hazelnut. The flowers develop into pods that contain the almond nut inside.
Saffron is a very unique purple flower, its stems produce the saffron which is often claimed to be more expensive per ounce than gold.
Not many of you will actually know this, but cinnamon is in fact dried tree bark obtained from several tree species.
Cranberries grow off of evergreen dwarf shrubs that have flowers that grow in to little pieces of fruit.
Cacao is what we use to make chocolate. The tree produces huge pods in which the cacao bean is contained. The beans are harvested and dried before being sold.
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