According to paleontologists, the first land animals were herbivores, or plant eaters, whose diet primarily consisted of eating grass and/or leaves. However, these sources of foods contain very little in the way of nutrition. Later, as fruits and vegetables began to grow in the wild, herbivores were able to obtain more nutrients from eating these kinds of foods. Since grass and leaves are not really designed as sources of food, why do some plants produce fruits or vegetable that are specifically meant to be eaten? The following video examines this question.
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