You can tell the difference between an apple and an orange, or a pineapple and a cantaloupe with no sweat right? Seems like a no-brainer -- but what if you have to look at these familiar items from a different perspective? Take this quiz to find out!
People have been relying on certain staple crops like corn and potatoes to form the basis of their diets for thousands of years. As humans spread across the globe, they took local crops and produce with them, learning what would grow in their new homes -- and what simply couldn't thrive in a new climate.
Until a little over a century ago, Americans had limited access to a vast number of fruits and veggies. Sure, things like apples and oranges could grow in the states, but things like pineapples or other tropical fruits were simply out of reach. It wasn't until the development of steamships in the 1880s and later the spread of the railroads that Americans gained easier access to a greater variety of produce.
Yet even as transportation and technology have improved this access, a shocking number of Americans fail to consume enough produce. In fact, a 2017 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that only 1 in 10 are eating the recommended amount of fruits and veggies.
Think you know your produce? Take our quiz to see how many of these fruits and vegetables you can recognize from just one image!