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Can You Accurately Classify Fruits And Veggies?

Tomatoes aren't who they say they are.

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It's the age old debate: is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable?

It's a fruit. And a vegetable. It's also a berry. Botanically, fruits are flowering parts of plants, the means of which those plants disseminate their seeds. Vegetable is a culinary term, referring simply to an edible plant or its parts. When talking about fruits, there are many categories. Tomatoes are berry fruits. It's complicated.

Can you correctly classify these foods?

  1. Correct!
    Wrong!

    A banana is botanically a berry. I know, right?

  2. Correct!
    Wrong!

    Just like mangoes and dates, coconuts are drupes, a type of indehiscent fruit.

  3. Correct!
    Wrong!

    Olives are also drupes, just like coconuts. They're just smaller!

  4. Correct!
    Wrong!

    Strawberries are not berries. Botanically, they are pepos, a type accessory fruit.

  5. Correct!
    Wrong!

    Walnuts as they're commonly referred to are actually seeds with a hard coating, found inside larger drupe fruits. Search "walnut fruit" on the internet and you'll see a bunch of big green things.

  6. Correct!
    Wrong!

    Mushrooms are a type of fungus. As they are not biologically plants, they can't actually be classified as vegetables.

  7. Correct!
    Wrong!

    Kiwis are berries! If you've noticed, lots of things are berries.

  8. Correct!
    Wrong!

    Potatoes are classic tubers.

  9. Correct!
    Wrong!

    Sweet potatoes are also tubers.

  10. Correct!
    Wrong!

    Carrots are taproots. Taproots are the largest, most dominant root in a root system.

  11. Correct!
    Wrong!

    Ginger is a rhizome, which means "mass of roots."

Can You Accurately Classify Fruits And Veggies?

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