Not too often does one see fruits and veggies in the wild, and if you did you might not recognize the undomesticated fruits or vegetables that form the basis of the polished produce in grocery stores (yes, apples are even waxed). Undomesticated fruits and vegetables look a whole lot different - and, in some cases, are nowhere near as sweet as delicious domesticated fruits. Nowadays, grapes taste like cotton candy and apples take forever to brown. Sorry to break it to you, but that comes from genetic modification and selective breeding. Most wild fruits do not look or taste like that. Period. So, what did fruits look like before domestication?
Well, nearly every fruit and vegetable you see in the grocery store weighs in at about three times larger than their wild counterparts. They barely bruise, take way longer to rot, and are brightly colored to appeal to human tendencies toward shiny objects. Basically, domesticated fruits and veggies are often the opposite of a genuine, wild fruit or veggie. Some people argue the genetic modification of human food supply is really dangerous, but others think it's no big deal. Seriously, who wouldn't want to eat a strawberry the size of an apple? The comparisons may be a bit alarming, but remember that when left in the wild, all sorts of weird fruit and veggies can grow.
Eggplants Look Like A Whole Different Fruit11,429949Big difference?
The First Corn Was Barely Edible10,749901Big difference?
Today's Cabbage Is Extra Leafy9,386877Big difference?
Bananas Had Large, Hard Seeds10,6421,170Big difference?