Here's what 5 fruits and vegetables looked like before and after humans domesticated them

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon
The Ugly Fruit Movement Is Taking Off

Fruits and vegetables are delicious. We can't live without them. But they haven't always looked the way they do today.

That's because long before modern genetic modification techniques were invented, humans were carefully selecting the sweetest, juiciest, or tastiest crops and breeding them over thousands of years. The process gave us everything from bright-red, seedless watermelons to soft, juicy corn.

Here's what a few of the most well-known fruits and vegetables looked like before and after years and years of agricultural tweaking:

bi_graphics 5 common foods before and after humans domesticated them (1)Samantha Lee/Business Insider

NOW WATCH: Why you shouldn't freak out about the new FDA-approved 'Frankenfish'

See Also:

DON'T MISS: There's a totally new way to genetically modify our food

NEXT: 7 non-GMO foods that are totally unnatural

Read Full Story

Sign up for Best Bites by AOL and receive delicious recipes delivered to your inbox daily!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners

Search Recipes