Due to the stressful and busy lifestyles, people are less likely to consume fresh and healthy foods and they tend to purchase processed and pre-packed foods instead.

As a result, most of them are totally ignorant about the way fruits and vegetables grow.

Therefore, we are going to present you a list of 17 foods that you would probably never recognize in their original form.

1. Pistachios

This plant grows on trees and its color changes after harvesting.

2. Paprika

Paprika comes from a variety of bell peppers (ground and dried peppers).

3. Sesame seeds

Sesame seeds are aligned in little rows after their pods are cut.

4. Eggplant

Eggplants are technically berries and they grow in low plants.

5. Vanilla

Before being harvested and dried, vanilla resembles green string beans. After harvesting, it becomes brown.

6. Almonds

Almonds grow on trees and as they ripen their color becomes darker.

7. Cinnamon

Cinnamon also grows on a tree, although we are familiar with it in the form of sticks.

8. Saffron

This plant grows as a flower whose stigmas are removed and dried.

9. Chickpeas

They grow in very low plants, protected in small green shells.

10. Cashews

Cashews grow like fruits, although they are considered as nuts.

11. Cocoa beans

Before being processed or dried, cocoa beans grow on trees.

12. Artichokes

Artichokes are bulbous plants and they grow out of the ground.

13. Papaya

This plant grows in clusters on a tree.

14. Quinoa

Quinoa is a grain-like crop and it is considered as a pseudo-cereal that is closely related to spinach and beets.

15. Dates

They grow in large clusters.

16. Capers

Before being harvested, capers grow like reddish green pods.

17. Olives

They grow on trees and their trunks are gnarled.