10 Everyday Foods That Grow In Really Surprising Ways

A picture of growing cashews doing the rounds on Twitter has floored many people who didn’t realise the “nut” is actually the seed of a toxic fruit … but it’s not the only food that grows in an unexpected way.

With supermarket shelves neatly packed with carefully prepared produced and presented food -- consumers are increasingly removed from the production process.

This leaves many astonished when photos and videos of everyday foods reveal surprising quirks about the growing process.

Some classics include the cashew which is the seed from the poisonous cashew apple.

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Artichoke, vanilla and even chickpeas (that produce much-loved hummus) also have intriguing growing qualities.

Brussel sprouts might look like cabbage but the two grow very differently. Photo: Barcroft via Getty Images

While interesting to learn, it’s also important in helping consumers understand why particular foods can carry a seemingly hefty price tags.

Then they may be a little more inclined to support the growers carefully cultivating these foods.

Click on the video above and prepared to be a little shocked as you learn about the food journey these products go on before getting in your belly!

  1. Cashew
  2. Brussel sprouts
  3. Vanilla
  4. Artichoke
  5. Asparagus
  6. Spaghetti
  7. Cinnamon
  8. Pineapple
  9. Chickpeas
  10. Dragon fruit