10 Vegetables That Are Actually Fruits

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!).

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You haven’t ever thought of this. :slight_smile:

1. TOMATO

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?

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2.CUCUMBER

This one is not quite so obvious. It’s green and certainly looks vegetabley (it’s a word ok!),

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but the seeds mean the cucumber is in fact a fruit.

3.ZUCCHINI

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Kind of looks like a cucumber, so you can probably guess that it’s a fruit.

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4.AVOCADO

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Just over one in ten people were able to correctly identify the avocado as a fruit.

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Avocados are a superfood, which contain healthy fats, loads of vitamins and have even been found to help prevent certain types of cancer.

5.PEPPER

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When you want to add a little kick to your salad you add that well known vegetable pepper right?

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Wrong, you are actually adding a little known fruit! Yep, peppers are fruits and only 9% got this right.

6. PUMPKIN

Again, the clue is in the seeds.

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This Halloween staple is a fruit.

7. BUTTERNUT SQUASH

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Just 4% of those surveyed were able to correctly identify Butternut Squash as a vegetable and it’s easy to see why.

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Again its the seeds.

8. OLIVE

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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?

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9.BRINJAL

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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!

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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!)

10.PEAS

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Yes, peas, or more correctly the pods which contain them are actually a fruit! Just 1% got this. Who would have known?

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