Bet you never knew what these common foods look like in nature

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Brad Farmerie, the New York City-based executive chef at AvroKO Hospitality Group, has worked with servers who best know scallops as “buttery,” “seared” or “delicate.” So one time when they saw a fresh delivery, some didn’t recognize the creatures hidden in their rustic shells, Farmerie recalls. Many Americans are arguably guiltier of not knowing what produce grows on bushes versus trees, or what seasonings come from roots versus leaves. But learning the answers can boost your appreciation for what’s on your plate and help you make more informed grocery store decisions, which can improve your health, says Sharon Palmer, a registered dietitian nutritionist near Los Angeles. Here are a few to start with:

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