Weird Nature

17 Pics Of Common Fruits As You Know Them Compared To Their Undomesticated Forms  

Mariel Loveland
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List Rules Vote up the fruits with the most drastic changes between their domesticated and undomesticated forms.

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 produce in 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 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 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 fruit is 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 can grow.

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Eggplants Look Like A Whole Different Fruit
Eggplants Look Like A Whole Di... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 17 Pics Of Common Fruits As You Know Them Compared To Their Undomesticated Forms
Photo:  whologwhy /Flickr/skeeze /Pixabay
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The First Corn Was Barely Edible
The First Corn Was Barely Edib... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 17 Pics Of Common Fruits As You Know Them Compared To Their Undomesticated Forms
Photo: John Doebley/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY 2.5
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Today's Cabbage Is Extra Leafy
Today's Cabbage Is Extra Leafy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 17 Pics Of Common Fruits As You Know Them Compared To Their Undomesticated Forms
Photo:  Kulac/Wikimedia Commons/betexion /Pixabay
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Bananas Had Large, Hard Seeds
Bananas Had Large, Hard Seeds is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 17 Pics Of Common Fruits As You Know Them Compared To Their Undomesticated Forms
Photo:  Warut Roonguthai/Wikimedia Commons/Blisko_Przyrody/Pixabay
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