There are a lot of people who are a little confused by which is which. Here are the top 10 fruits that are commonly mistaken for vegetables (some of these will surprise you!).
You haven’t ever thought of this.
According to a Survey it was found that only 52% of people surveyed correctly identified the tomato as a fruit. Would you have got this one right?
This one is not quite so obvious. It’s green and certainly looks vegetabley (it’s a word ok!),
but the seeds mean the cucumber is in fact a fruit.
Kind of looks like a cucumber, so you can probably guess that it’s a fruit.
Just over one in ten people were able to correctly identify the avocado as a fruit.
Avocados are a superfood, which contain healthy fats, loads of vitamins and have even been found to help prevent certain types of cancer.
When you want to add a little kick to your salad you add that well known vegetable pepper right?
Wrong, you are actually adding a little known fruit! Yep, peppers are fruits and only 9% got this right.
Again, the clue is in the seeds.
This Halloween staple is a fruit.
7. BUTTERNUT SQUASH
Just 4% of those surveyed were able to correctly identify Butternut Squash as a vegetable and it’s easy to see why.
Again its the seeds.
A staple of the healthy, Mediterranean diet, the olive is in fact a fruit. Only 3% of people got this one. Would you have got it right?
Pretty much tied with olives, the uniquely coloured aubergine was correctly identified as a fruit by 3% of those surveyed. It really does look like a vegetable though!
Which brings us to the number 1 fruit most commonly mistaken for a vegetable…
…and this one really shocked many… (scroll down to find out to next!)
Yes, peas, or more correctly the pods which contain them are actually a fruit! Just 1% got this. Who would have known?