Weird Nature 20 Pics Of Common Fruits As You Know Them Compared to Their Undomesticated Forms  

Mariel Loveland
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Not too often does one see fruits in the wild, and if you did you might not recognize the undomesticated fruits that form the basis of the polished product of grocery stores (yes, apples are even waxed). Undomesticated fruits 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 never brown. Sorry to break it to you, but that comes from genetic modification and selective breeding. Wild fruits do not look or taste like that, ever. Period. So, what did fruits look like before domestication?

Well, nearly every fruit you see in the grocery store clocks in at no less than three times as large as their wild counterparts. They barely bruise, take way longer to rot, and are brightly colored to appeal to human tendencies toward bright objects. Basically, domesticated fruits 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 can grow.

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Modern Watermelons Are All Flesh, No Seeds


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The First Corn Was Barely Edible


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Photo:  Genetic Literacy Project/Flickr
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Today's Cabbage Is Extra Leafy


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Photo:  Wikipedia/Business Diary
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Bananas Had Large, Hard Seeds


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Photo:  Wikimedia Commons/Pixabay
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