12 Products that grow differently than you have imagined

Some daily products have an interesting history and features, we have no idea. For example, what ate the aztecs who also eat the followers of a healthy diet today? Do we sell horseradish for wasabi? What fruits have no smell?

To fill this vacuum, Great.guru decided to show you how to grow your favorite products and tell you interesting facts about them. Read and be amazed with us.

1. Dates

Did you know you that the dates they have absolutely no smell? That is why it is recommended to keep them in a tightly closed container, and that the fruits, especially dried, absorb fast the strange smells. Dates grow on palm trees whose altitude varies from 15 to 25 meters, and the harvest of a tree is around 100 kilograms.

2. Capers

Today, this popular condiment that gives a spicy taste to the dishes are flower buds not blooming bush of capers. The capers can’t be eaten raw, so before eating, the salt and the marinated. By the way, the Russian salad, whose original recipe is in the book culinary dating back to the year 1897, is prepared with capers and not with pickles.

3. Fig

The fig could not survive without the wasps, as their relationship is fundamental so that they can pollinate. In fact, the male insects have no wings, they fertilize the female inside the fig and then make a tunnel so she can get out. The males die without leaving the fig. This means that each fruit has remains of wasps. For the people strongly impressed, we’ll add that, thanks to a special enzyme, the tissues of the insects are broken down into protein which does not influence in any way the flavor of the fruit.

4. Papaya

This exotic fruit also called the fruit of the tree of the bread, because the cook papaya releases an aroma of freshly baked bread. In ancient times, the green fruit was used as a method of birth control, such as in the pulp of unripened there is a substance that decreases the reproductive function of both men and women.

5. Blueberries

The cranberry is cultivated in plantations special in marshy areas. The berries have small air spaces and the mature come to the surface. To harvest them, the harvesters beat the water in the plantations, so the ripe berries fall and are then collected with a special network.

6. Brazil nuts

The seeds of the brazil nut is found in a woody capsule, which weight reaches two kilos. In each one of the seeds that are inside the capsule, it can fit 8 to 24 seeds covered by a hard shell. In the picture you can see a brazil nut, freshly cut, which must dry before consuming.

7. Pitahaya or dragon fruit

If you’re curious to know what it tastes like a cactus, try a dragon fruit, because, in itself, is a cactus. At the time of flowering, the plant is covered with beautiful buds aromatic, which bloom at night. To ejoy the most of the pitaya, is eating it a little cold and not combine it with products that have a strong taste.

8. Wasabi

The true wasabi is grown in currents of cold water, which has a strong antimicrobial effect, which explains his popular combination with the raw fish. The price of the root reaches 200 euros per kilogram, and can only be found in Japan. Therefore, beyond this country, in many cases, they serve as an imitation under the guise of wasabi which is a horseradish, spices, and dyes.

9. Turmeric

Add to your meal a dried root of turmeric may help to prevent Alzheimer’s. It is believed that for this reason, in India—where turmeric is traditionally used in the kitchen—only about 5 percent of people over the age of 60 are diagnosed with this disease, while in other countries this figure rises to 20 per cent.

10. Nail

The popular spice that comes mainly in the cold season are buttons dry without flourish of the clove tree. The nail has a taste too hot and a strong aroma, however, the spicy flavor is concentrated in the stem, while the strong aroma is perceived with greater intensity at the top of the button.

11. Mustard

The mustard is an excellent antiseptic, and not just its seeds have this effect. Lately, winemakers use massively this plant for the sideration (soil enrichment) of vineyards. The extracts of root of mustard contain sulfur, which you do not like the crickets-moles, grubs of Melolontha and elatéridos, slugs, and other pests living in the soil.

12. Chia

The chia seeds are a favorite of many fans of the power salubable. This seed is also known as salvía hispanic. The chia is valued for its well-balanced composition of useful fatty acids, antioxidants, proteins and fibers. In Mexico and in other Latin american countries, have been an indispensable part of the traditional cuisine since the time of the aztecs.

There is No doubt that the products mentioned above are a drop of water in the sea on what we know about our favorite products. What else could you complete this list? Tell us in the comments.

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