More foods that grow in a surprising way

More foods that grow in a surprising way: Brazil nuts

Brazil nuts | More foods that grow in a surprising way

While you’re gobbling down your chocolate brazils (the only way to consume brazil nuts, in my opinion), consider how that tasty morsel came to be in your mouth. Well, I can tell you it is a very delicate process! So remember to be grateful to the huge but sensitive brazil nut tree.

More foods that grow in a surprising way: Saffron

Saffron | More foods that grow in a surprising way

There are probably a few things you know about saffron already – that it’s more expensive gram-for-gram than gold, and that it’s yellow. But did you know it comes from a crocus? Yes, that lovely spring flower!

More foods that grow in a surprising way: Sugar

Sugar | More foods that grow in a surprising way

So, where did you think sugar came from? Sugar cane? Well you would be right, but it was a surprise for me to learn that just over half of all sugar in the UK actually comes from sugar beet. I had never even heard of such a thing!

More foods that grow in a surprising way: Dragon fruit

Dragon fruit | More foods that grow in a surprising way

Well, let’s face it, it’s not a surprise that this fruit grows in a way that I find unusual, is it?! It looks ever so exciting and tropical, plus it’s called dragon fruit! I kind of imagined this fruit would grow on a tree like an apple would, albeit a more tropical-looking tree. However, it actually grows on a cactus!

More foods that grow in a surprising way: Sesame seeds

Sesame seeds | More foods that grow in a surprising way

Sesame seeds are those little dots of flavour that you really don’t take much notice of; they are on bread, burgers, in crackers, and lots of Asian dishes, amongst other things. I bet now I’ve mentioned them you’ll see them everywhere! Have you ever considered how they grow, though?