11 Astonishing Plants That Totally Change As They Go From Plantation To Your Table

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Every person in the world eat fruits and vegetables. We usually buy it at the shop and cook it at home or simply eat it at the restaurant. But how are they before harvesting? Sometimes the most common food can be unrecognisable if seen at the beginning of its life.

So in this article we will show you how this 11 amazing crops look like before and after harvesting: in the field, during purchasing at the shop and after cooked on your dish. You will also learn cool ways to prepare them at home with awesome recipes.

When you see the pictures of the following fruits and vegetables you would never say they are what they are, unless you are a farmer and live, at the same time, in every part of this planet.

1. Artichokes

artichoke before after cooked

If not harvested an artichokes flowers with blossoms showing a beautiful violet colour. Since leaving them to flower weakens the plant, they are harvested before, with the look we all are used to see at the store.

Do you like this vegetable? How do you cook it? Here explained how to prepare Italian-inspired stuffed artichokes.

2. Cashew

cashew before after cooked

The cashew tree (Anacardium occidentale) is a tropical evergreen tree that produces the cashew nut and the cashew apple. The cashew nut, often simply called a cashew, is widely consumed. It is eaten on its own, used in recipes, or processed into cashew cheese or cashew butter. Cashews are nutritious and convenient: this article explains why they are good for health.

How can you eat cashew nuts? There are may ways indeed. For this occasion, let’s go oriental with this Indian Cashew Kunukku recipe.

3. Cinnamon

cinnamon before after cooked

Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several tree species from the genus Cinnamomum. Cinnamon is used in both sweet and savoury foods. You can find nutrition facts here.

Thanks to this recipe. instead, you can learn how to make Oaxacan Cinnamon Chocolate Macaroons.

4. Cocoa

cocoa before after cooked

Cocoa beans are the fermented seeds of the cacao tree, whose Latin name is Theobroma cacao, which means “Food of the Gods”. It is native to the Amazon region and as the meaning suggests, cocoa was historically considered a very important crop in Central and South America. This article will tell you 17 Impressive Benefits of Cocoa.

Cocoa is used to make extraordinary food and sweet drinks. Let’s learn how to make one of the “million” cakes humans invented: Chocolate Truffle Layer Cake.

5. Coffee

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Coffee is a drink made from beans that originate from a genus of plants known as Coffea. Experts estimate that there are anywhere from 25 to 100 species of coffee plants. There are many benefits associated to coffee: you can read this publication by the Harvard Medical School.

Coffee can be used to prepare a large variety of drinks. One of the most famous is surely the cappuccino. But what’s the secret to make it perfectly? The Italian Illy coffee makers revealed it on their website.

6. Ginger

ginger before after cooked

Ginger root (Zingiber officinale) is well known as a remedy for travel sickness, nausea and indigestion and is used for wind, colic, irritable bowel, loss of appetite, chills, cold, flu, poor circulation, menstrual cramps, dyspepsia (bloating, heartburn, flatulence), indigestion and gastrointestinal problems such as gas and stomach cramps. More info here. Read this, instead, if you want to know How To Plant And Care For Ginger.

A useful yet attractive way to eat this root is to prepare sweet and zesty ginger chews.

7. Leeks

leak before-after-cooked

The leek is a biennial, onion-like plant that is grown as a long season annual for its long, thick, cylindrical stalk, composed of overlapping leaf bases. Discover more here.

One way to eat this vegetable at home is to prepare tasty braised leeks.

8. Pineapples

pineapple before-after-cooked

Tropical herbaceous perennial belonging to the bromeliad family. They grow to about 5 feet in height with a 3- to 4-foot spread. You can learn how to grow it by reading this article.

Pineapple is a very versatile fruit used for a vast variety of recipe: from savoury to sweet dishes. You can decide to be more creative and learn how to create edible pineapple flowers on tasty cupcakes.

9. Pomegranate

pomegranate before-after-cooked

Also called “Punica granatum”, it’s a shrub that produces a red fruit. There are a lot of health benefits associated with this plant, that offer a powerful disease protection. You can discover them here.

Did you know that you can prepare a delicious sorbet with the pomegranate? Here’s the recipe.

10. Sesame

sesame before-after-cooked

Sesame (Sesamum indicum) is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world, prized as an oilseed for at least 5,000 years. (Source).

Would you like to make a cool food from this plant? Learn how to prepare sesame snap candies with this recipe: Crisp, chewy Korean sweet. Made with black or white sesame seeds, sugar and starch syrup.

11. Wasabi

wasabi before-after-cooked

“Wasabia japonica”, sometimes called “Namida”, it means “tears”. It’s used mainly as a condiment and is most popularly associated with being eaten with sushi.

You can go beyond the common use and discover how to make these wasabi peanuts at home.

What’s your preferred food? Do you always know the origin of what you eat? Share this article to whoever may like to discover more about these 11 plants.

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