The time when we only knew fruits and vegetables that grew in our climate is long gone. Thanks to globalisation and the possibilities of fast transport, food from all over the world has gradually made its way to every possible country and state.
Most of the exotic crops we never had the opportunity to see for ourselves in the run-up to the harvest. We have therefore selected images that may surprise many of you.
Kiwi, bananas, peanuts or pistachios. No news, we all know what they taste like. They are commonly found in our kitchens. As well as the increasingly popular avocado, which is the most popular in the world and is consumed in California. Avocado sandwiches are very popular in Hollywood and are making their way into many hipster bistros.
Yet avocados are still one of those crops we know neatly stacked on supermarket shelves. But how does it grow? On a tree, a bush, a field? And what about the wasabi we most often encounter in sushi? All these questions are answered in our gallery.
Which crop surprised you the most? Let us know in the comments!