Man-Made Vegetables: 10+ Man-Made Vegetables
Many people don’t know that there are many fruits and vegetables which are actually man-made. Yes, you may find it shocking but it is the truth. I am Becky Decker going to explain to you about man-made vegetables
You need to know if what you are eating is man-made or natural. Don’t worry these items do not harm you, they are still nutritious and give the same benefits as natural vegetables or fruits do.
In this article, I have explained a few man-made vegetables that you commonly eat in your daily life.
Man-made vegetables are hybrids of two plants that have been selected for the crossbred and as a result, a new plant starts sharing some traits with the parents but it also takes other desirable traits for being stronger and likely to suffer the damage from the factors of the environment.
These plants don’t grow overnight but these plants or vegetables need much care and selective cross-breeding between other multiple plants. As in crossbred one of the relatives produces a delectable veggie or fruit and this process has been continuously happening in the past many years and it results in healthy veggies that provide lots of nutrients and proteins that we eat in our day-to-day life.
Many man-made or hybrid plants don’t need pest control or fertilizer as they are very helpful to the soil and they even act as catalysts for transferring more nutrients to plants and that’s why they need low maintenance and have less or low soil erosion.
Broccoli is the new member of the Brassica family ie cabbage and it originated specifically the Brassica oleracea and the other members of the family. it also includes other vegetables like Cauliflower, Cabbage, sprouts, kale, Brussels, and other vegetables. it has been noticed that there are different varieties but they all are the descendants of the cabbage by the process of selective breeding.
Broccoli looks very different as compared to other vegetables in the form of color, taste, and even appearance and this vegetable has gone from generation to generation and that’s why nowadays broccoli has been quite popular in taste and in other primary factors.
It is way too similar to broccoli as cauliflower is selectively bred from the cabbage, Brassica oleracea.
Even both cauliflower and broccoli are the top to come from the cabbage as they were bred on top and that means that the head wasn’t selected for its shape or size but it was selected by the ground that has been used.
We know today that corn is a hybrid, but in actuality corn ancestors and its origins are unknown.
Many experts believed that corn has come into existence before the current crop of varieties of corn was developed and some of the experts believed that the existence of tyrosine is evidence that the original cornea is way too Similar in appearance to modern-day varieties of the corn but many other people also relate it with rice than maize.
Bananas are originated from the cross between the Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana but they weren’t so edible as it was hard to eat sometimes because it had too many seeds even though it was tasty but had lots of seeds.
The other bananas were seedless, small, and fleshy and its toughness made it hard to eat. Even the combination makes us call the bananas sweet, mostly seedless, and even fleshy.
Carrots are orange in color and they are originally found in the Middle East Afghanistan and Iran and even in Central Asia as we all know carrots are quite different from their ancestors as they are thin or purple or white in color.
The orange color of carrots comes from beta carotene which gives vitamin A content and beta carotene isn’t present in any other vegetables as it is found in pumpkins. Even many colors have been bred by the farmers whether it was intentionally or unintentionally.
Watermelons took about 200 years its cultivate and to spread all across Europe and North America as watermelon are originated in African deserts and even paintings of watermelon has been found buried in 4,000+ years in old Egyptian tombs.
There are about 1,200 types of watermelon which have a variety of shapes, sizes, textures, and even flavors but most people think that watermelon is only one red color.
Even the ancestors of watermelon had non-red flesh, a pale color, and many more seeds in it.
As we all know age apples originate from one main apple variety that is Malus Sieversii and even these apples aren’t different from their ancestors in terms of how they really look. The cultivation of apples grows in many countries and they have grown wild in Xinjiang, China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan through many years apples have been developed in different tastes and it depends on where it is grown.
If you love apples then you must know that there are about 7500 apple varieties and traveling to different countries will give or provide you different tasty apples.
In Arachis ipaensis from Bolivia, the peanuts have become a crossbreed, and the Arachus duranensia from the valley of Andean. Even the question arises of how they do cross-pollination as both of them are quite far from each other.
People settled in South America over 10,000 years ago and Bolivia brought up these Arachus duranensia from the valley of Andean valleys. There the cross-pollination occurred between the two spawn today’s peanut.
These eggplants are way too similar to eggs as it is also in round shape and have a white color that’s why we get the name Eggplant.
In this eggplant, there is a deep shade of purple that has been bred over a few years as the early color of eggplant is yellow and has multiple shades of purple. These eggplants come in various forms as some of them are long, skinny, short, fat, and even globe-shaped.
Oranges were first grown or cultivated in southern China and later it was brought around the whole world by traders. Crossing a mandarin with pomelo has resulted in the orange that we have today as it is very tasty and provides lots of vitamins and other necessities.
Tomatoes can be tracked to Mexico with the early Aztecs in 700 A.D. The ancestors of the tomatoes are Lycopersicon esculentum.
Tomatoes became very famous and they made their own way from westward to Italy and now we can see tomatoes have been used all over the world and the cultivation of tomatoes has also increased.
In 1764 in France Antoine Nicholas Duchesne bred the modern strawberry and he bred female as well as Male strawberry ie Male strawberry Fragaria moschata and female strawberry Fragaria chiloensis which resulted in beautiful strawberries.
France is well known for its cultivation of strawberries from past many years and many strawberries come from France especially wild strawberries as these strawberries are tasty and add more flavor to our taste.
Grapefruit was first discovered over 300 years ago as Captain Shaddock of the West Indies was the first person to cross breed the oranges and pomelos to create this tasty and unique citrus fruit which was later spread throughout Europe.
Grapefruit is also referred to as a “forbidden fruit “due to its beautiful and interesting taste. Grapefruit is very tasty when we eat it as it is most popular amongst those who combine the taste with sweet undertones.
Grapefruit is also eaten on its own and also used in recipes to add some tasteful tanginess.Even apart from the taste grapefruit has nutrients and is rich in vitamin C and Fiber. it also is best known for containing many antioxidants that help to reduce the levels of cholesterol and maintain the life of the heart.
Grapefruit also contains lycopene as it is an antioxidant that has been linked with the protection cover against varieties of cancer and other oxidative stress.
Now you have to know about some of the man-made vegetables that you have been eating considering them natural vegetables. Though these vegetables do have higher assistance and do survive in heat, cold, and drought better than natural vegetables. The farmer does get the benefit of growing these vegetables. They are used to grow by spraying pesticides on them which makes them less beneficial and lack nutrients and Minerals. The chemicals used to grow them do affect human health. I will suggest that you grow these vegetables by using organic fertilizer to protect your health and environment. Health is very important.