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5 Fruits And Vegetables You Did Not Know Were Man-made by reterdeen: 8:07pm On Sep 11
When it comes to fruits and vegetables, we always tend to think all of them grew natural but is not every fruit, and vegetable we consume that are natural, somewhere man-made. When I say man-made, I don’t mean it was made by machine but rather a process known as selective breeding. Selective breeding is a process where plants with similar traits are replanted. Here is a list of five common fruits, and vegetables that we consider as natural but there are not.

Orange


Although there are many varieties of oranges in the world today, each variety can be traced back to the man-made hybrid made by crossing the pomelo with the mandarin. The pomelo as a bitter taste like the grapefruit, but the Mandarin is sweet. Many people tend to mistake the Mandarin as a variety of orange, but that’s wrong. Even though the mandarin has an orange color, it is not a variety, but rather an ancestor of the orange. There are many histories about the origin of the orange; however the most common of them is that the orange originated from Southern China.

Banana



Banana is one of my favorite food especially when it is eaten with groundnut on a sunny afternoon. However, the banana is a man-made hybrid of Musa acuminata a Musa balbisiana banana species. Musa balbisiania has a sweet taste but contains plenty of seeds while Musa acuminata has a very fleshy inside. Both bananas were crossbreed in the forests of southern Asia, but the resultant banana was sterile. When early humans found out about the hybrid, they learned they could replant the shoots to create new trees, so they engaged in selective breeding and planted banana with favorable traits. The result is the banana we all enjoy today. It may interest you to know that banana may go extinct if we stop planting them because they are not grown from seeds.

Tangelo



The delicious Tangelo is a man-made hybrid of the Pomelo and the tangerine. Tangelos are believed to have first appeared in the forests of South-East Asia about3,500 years ago when some certain insects cross-pollinated the Mandarin with a grape-like fruit. However, the modern tangelos are as a result of a selective breeding program that began in the 1800s. The tangelo got its name from the first three letters of the tangerine and last two letters of pomelo.

Carrot



The carrots we have today are orange, but do you know that carrots were naturally purple or white, and were inedible? The orange carrots we have today is a hybrid of the yellow carrot (a hybrid of the white carrot). The earliest-known edible carrots appeared in Persia during the 20 century. While some account stated it was white, some argued it was purple. Selective breeding continued to improve the flavor and color, this resulted in the changing of color from purple or white to yellow and to the orange we have today.

Strawberry



The modern strawberry is a man-made hybrid of a small wild strawberry. This little wild strawberry has a great flavor, aroma and shorter shelf life. Today’s strawberry came into limelight in France during the 18th century.

https://reterdeen.com/5-fruits-and-vegetables-you-did-not-know-were-man-made/

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Re: 5 Fruits And Vegetables You Did Not Know Were Man-made by CapitalHYC(m): 8:10pm On Sep 11
Seriously??

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Re: 5 Fruits And Vegetables You Did Not Know Were Man-made by marshalldgreat(m): 8:13pm On Sep 11
Wow

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Re: 5 Fruits And Vegetables You Did Not Know Were Man-made by hisgrace090: 8:42pm On Sep 11
Man was given head to go ahead, put yours to work let's make the world a better place.

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Re: 5 Fruits And Vegetables You Did Not Know Were Man-made by PrincessB1(f): 9:35pm On Sep 11
Wow!
Enlightening.

I only knew about tangelo.

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Re: 5 Fruits And Vegetables You Did Not Know Were Man-made by Pharaoh4rin: 9:52pm On Sep 11
Enlightening. I'll use this information to cause some argument in d cafeteria on Friday, especially amongst my Muslim friends.

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Re: 5 Fruits And Vegetables You Did Not Know Were Man-made by Yusfunoble(m): 9:54pm On Sep 11
Nice one.. even peanut and almond.
Re: 5 Fruits And Vegetables You Did Not Know Were Man-made by Pinkberry5(f): 10:01pm On Sep 11
Wawu, I never knew this. This is useful knowledge. Thanks op.
Re: 5 Fruits And Vegetables You Did Not Know Were Man-made by Mutemenot(m): 10:02pm On Sep 11
Wow, just like garri and groundnut combo wink
Re: 5 Fruits And Vegetables You Did Not Know Were Man-made by shadrama(m): 10:05pm On Sep 11
if banana is man made, what of plantain.

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Re: 5 Fruits And Vegetables You Did Not Know Were Man-made by etrange: 10:26pm On Sep 11
Lol... These people are not even serious. They said Musa's banana is sweet... corruption everywhere undecided

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Re: 5 Fruits And Vegetables You Did Not Know Were Man-made by Henry1006(m): 10:43pm On Sep 11
shadrama:
if banana is man made, what of plantain.
Plantain is a type of banana, most people don't know this.

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Re: 5 Fruits And Vegetables You Did Not Know Were Man-made by Cutehector(m): 11:24pm On Sep 11
Henry1006:
Plantain is a type of banana, most people don't know this.
shocked
Re: 5 Fruits And Vegetables You Did Not Know Were Man-made by Simplecity(m): 11:46pm On Sep 11
shadrama:
if banana is man made, what of plantain.
grin grin ONLY GAWD KAN SAVE YOU!!!
Re: 5 Fruits And Vegetables You Did Not Know Were Man-made by Davash222(m): 12:29am On Sep 12
Musa and Banana are doing what
Re: 5 Fruits And Vegetables You Did Not Know Were Man-made by y3mi(m): 12:45am On Sep 12
Factoid

Lies

Incorrect knowledge

Most of it.

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Re: 5 Fruits And Vegetables You Did Not Know Were Man-made by Sirmuel1(m): 1:15am On Sep 12
I saw Musa shocked
Re: 5 Fruits And Vegetables You Did Not Know Were Man-made by omowolewa: 2:18am On Sep 12
Great. I just dey suck oranges, I no know say na man-made.
Re: 5 Fruits And Vegetables You Did Not Know Were Man-made by Katier00(f): 3:59am On Sep 12
Wow. Knowledge is power
Re: 5 Fruits And Vegetables You Did Not Know Were Man-made by Soneh(m): 4:44am On Sep 12
BIG LIES. The banana that our ancestors have been feeding on long before even making contact with the Arabs and Europeans is what you're telling us was formed somewhere in Southern Asia. The white man would always want to change the narrative, they would want us to believe that that if not for Colonization Africans would still be running around in bushes butt Unclad feeding on raw meat.

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Re: 5 Fruits And Vegetables You Did Not Know Were Man-made by femi4: 5:54am On Sep 12
The banana myth is wrong. The early man lived in the forest with Monkeys and they both survived on bananas

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Re: 5 Fruits And Vegetables You Did Not Know Were Man-made by Tallesty1(m): 6:38am On Sep 12
Pharaoh4rin:
Enlightening. I'll use this information to cause some argument in d cafeteria on Friday, especially amongst my Muslim friends.
Somebody is tired of having a head.
Re: 5 Fruits And Vegetables You Did Not Know Were Man-made by Ikegift4real(m): 6:50am On Sep 12
The only hybrid that didn't work is Nigeria African us cheesy
Re: 5 Fruits And Vegetables You Did Not Know Were Man-made by Nobodyperson: 7:18am On Sep 12
Science is great.
God is useless.

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Re: 5 Fruits And Vegetables You Did Not Know Were Man-made by Shakshi(f): 7:49am On Sep 12
WOW thats really nice info. thanks.

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Re: 5 Fruits And Vegetables You Did Not Know Were Man-made by ignis(f): 7:54am On Sep 12
Thank God for the whites...
Re: 5 Fruits And Vegetables You Did Not Know Were Man-made by tillaman(m): 7:55am On Sep 12
Nice info OP
You are the real MVP
Re: 5 Fruits And Vegetables You Did Not Know Were Man-made by lilbest4(m): 8:32am On Sep 12
After they left us what have we done right?
Soneh:
BIG LIES. The banana that our ancestors have been feeding on long before even making contact with the Arabs and Europeans is what you're telling us was formed somewhere in Southern Asia. The white man would always want to change the narrative, they would want us to believe that that if not for Colonization Africans would still be running around in bushes butt Unclad feeding on raw meat.

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