Now You Know How Some Common Food Grows!
This video Now You Know How Some Common Food Grows is all about teaching us fun plant and fruit facts about the healthy foods we eat. It is so funny how there are so many foods that we eat but sometimes we don't even know how they are grown or where they might come from. Not only is it super interesting to find out where our food comes from, it also helps to better connect us to the food we eat so that we have a healthy connection with our body regarding what we are putting into it. Many people in this fast paced society have been taught to just choose anything edible when they are hungry just to satiate their hunger, and while this is ok part of the time, if you want to be healthy, you have to eat the healthiest foods. Healthy food is not just a fad, it is a way of life that people must return to if they want a healthy body and mind. During the age of industry and consumerism, food is just another product to sell people and many people are gratified by the fast and cheap type of food. Even though this type of fast food has an instant gratification, the effects of eating food like this constantly can be harmful on the body because of all the different chemical preservatives in it.
If you think about it, healthy foods can be fast foods too. Think of a banana, it is easy to grab on the go, it is sweet and delicious and it even comes in it's own wrapper. Plus, its wrapper is biodegradable so you don't have to feel bad about when it goes into the waste bin because you know it will decompose eventually. Unlike plastic and tinfoil wrappers that processed foods come packaged in, these materials sometimes take as long as 10 years or more to fully decompose when they go to the landfill. The healthiest foods come from the earth, and while we know what they look like at the grocery store, we sometimes have no clue what they looked like before they were harvested to be packaged up and shipped to our local store. This Buzz Feed video is full of interesting plant and fruit facts that will show you exactly where all of the fruit you love comes from. Some of the origins may surprise and shock you and some of their answers might give you a little laugh as well.
The one that may surprise most people is the way that chocolate grows. Yes, chocolate is actually a plant, which can alone be surprising to many. The cacao pod is where cacao nibs or seeds come from which is what makes cacao powder which is the unprocessed version of cocoa powder. When raw chocolate is made, the cacao nibs are crushed up into a fine powder that looks a lot like cocoa powder, but since the cacao nibs aren't heated in this process, most of the nutrients are still left in tact. The raw cacao powder is then added to some cocoa butter which creates the creamy consistency of chocolate that we know and love and cane sugar or other sweeteners are added to sweeten the naturally bitter taste.
When you see the cacao pod you see what an interesting plant chocolate is derived from. Also, you will find out fun fruit facts, such as, did you know that pineapples don't grow on a pineapple tree? Or that peanuts actually grow underground somehow? You will see where they grow in the video along with several other healthy foods. Make sure you check out the fun video from Buzzfeed's Facebook page and don't forget to share the information with your friends.*
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