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8 Foods You Didn't Know Were Fruits
From string beans to snap peas, these podded beans are technically considered fruits. Since they all grow from a flower-based plant, they are categorized as a fruit.
As the product of a mature flower ovary with their many seeds and refreshing bite, cucumbers are actually a fruit.
Who doesn’t love this delicious fruit? Yes that’s right, the eggplant isn’t a vegetable either! Just think about its fleshy texture and seeded insides and you’ll understand why the common kitchen “vegetable” is actually a fruit!
There is no denying that the tomato has been the core food of the fruit or vegetable debate for a long time. But the proof is in the pudding as they say when it comes to this food. Fitting the criteria of having a ton of seeds and a fleshy inside, tomatoes are in fact categorized as fruits!
Whether you are a fan of summer squash or winter squash, this favored food’s soft insides and many seeds classifies it as a fruit. This even includes pumpkins, of course!
There is nothing quite like cutting into a fresh pepper. That sharp, savory smell hits you and you’re ready to put this fruit into every dish you have. Though they lack a fleshy inside, their core is full of seeds, making them a definite member of the fruit class.
Grown from a flowery plant, these aromatic, flavorful garnishes are considered a single-seeded fruit, much like the peach is with its tough pit.