Quiz: Can you identify these common foods in the wild?

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caper plant

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You know what these foods look like once they're processed, but do you know what they look like in their natural states?

With the rise of manufactured food and the birth of the supermarket, the things we eat have become pretty abstract. Aside from the delights that come from the produce aisle, much of our food has been sent through a number of processes to make it more conveniently edible. Rather than going out to forage in the wild, we are presented with enticingly marketed packages that have little to do with where the food came from. It's the way of the modern world and most of us are grateful for the convenience; but the tradeoff is that we lose a connection to the source of our food, and in turn, to some of the wonders of nature itself.

Case in point, the following 10 common foods, or actually 12 foods as two of these have a secret second food as well. Can you tell what they are?

Start with the plant above, scroll down for the answer.
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Capers and caper berries
Capparis spinosa, the caper bush, also known as Flinders rose, bears edible flower buds that when pickled lend their salty punch to all kinds of dishes. If you've never done this before, open one up and you will see its little nascent blossom. When allowed to bloom, the fruit becomes a caper berry – a larger, heartier version of the caper itself.

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