Don't hide your fruits and vegetables. Make sure they're visible and not hidden in the fridge. (Lorenzo Arcobasso/Fotolia/TNS)
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Photo: Lorenzo Arcobasso/Fotolia/McClatchy/Tribune

VIDEO: This is what fruits and vegetables looked like before we domesticated them

Your favorite fruits and vegetables haven’t always looked the way they do today.

In fact, the genetics of produce have been getting tweaked for centuries. 

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Peaches, for example, used to look like small, cherry-like fruits.

In this video by Business Insider, see how some of our most common fruits and vegetables have changed since humans began domesticating them.

According to the video, our wild orange carrots used to be purple or white with a “very distinct, powerful flavor.”

And a 17th century painting showed that wild watermelon used to have swirly interior patterns.

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