Well, everything gets evolution. We humans have a lot of change from our ancestors. Even our habits do not match with each other. Similar is the case with our fruits and vegetables. They have changed a lot from their ancestors. The primary distinguishable feature is the taste and the looks of these vegetables and fruits. Here we are with some examples for you to tell that how these food products looked in the past and how they have changed over time.
Here we suggest you take a small tour to the past time and also it will help you to know that how lucky we humans are so that we can live in the present time.
You would have never seen such kind watermelon in your life because it is the drawing of the 17th century. The painting is by Giovanni Stanchi. The fresh watermelon has evolved a lot. For this, we will thank its breed such that the scientists have managed to modify it till now. They have changed the white interior into the large portion of the red one that we know well today.
Well, many people have enjoyed the taste of the old banana type that you can see in the picture below. Balbisiana it is the taste of the people from Papua New Guinea and Southeast Asia. It is for the taste of 10,000 years back banana. But you can even find that the bananas have domesticated since last seven years. Still, it is the look and the taste that was different from the old bananas from these new ones. The present generation of the bananas is the hybrid one. It is the mixture of Musa acuminata and “Musa Balbisiana.”
The eggplants are the primary vegetables there were first grown in China. They have evolved a lot from since then. There is a lot of change in its color and the texture. In ancient times, they were small and thorny which came in the different colors from yellow to the sky-blue. But the present eggplants are not spiky and large. The taste has also changed and it is the good one. I think it was worth doing it.
There is a lot of difference between the peaches which are the old ones. They appear like the cherries than the big and the wet ones that we get today. Peaches are best known for their spicy taste. First, they were from China in the most ancient time period around 4,000 B.C. The peaches have a lot of change in the taste and the looks from that period and the one that we find today.
The fresh cucumbers have their ancestors to be thorny. And the fruit from inside was full of seeds. But the problem was that we could not eat them because of their poisonous nature. They had some other uses for which we cultivate them. We use them for therapeutic purposes. Later the cucumber got an introduction to India around 6,000 years ago. Then people used it for eating purposes. Well, I must say a lot of change was there in it.
Avocados are the most ancient ingredients used till date. It got domesticated in the third millennium B.C. Firstly; people used to call it as the fruit named forest oil. The initial use of avocado was to pit which they crushed and mixed with the soot. Today they used it as for the medicinal purposes. But by the initial, the avocado was the entire fruit used at that time.
Initially, tomatoes were small in size as the dark berries which you would have liked a lot if seen today. The plants first originated in South America. Many other believed it to be poisonous for us as we take the case of Europe. People do not want to eat as they find that the tomatoes are poisonous to them. But slowly the fruit got evolved. And later people started growing them as the ornamental plants. But today these are the juicy shrubs which people used for eating and is the main ingredient for the vegetables.