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Updated on May 14, 2020. Posted on Oct 2, 2019

How Well Do You Know Your Fruits And Vegetables?

Fruit and veg come in all the colours of the rainbow!

  1. A yellow watermelon?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's real!

    Yellow watermelons are exactly the same as their red counterparts except they lack an antioxidant called lycopene, which gives the more commonly known melons their colour. Yellow watermelons are said to be slightly sweeter with hints of apricot and honey throughout.

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  2. Yellow raspberries?

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    They're real!

    Yellow raspberries, which are also known as golden Himalayan raspberries are an Asian species of the raspberry family.

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  3. Is this purple parsnip real?

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's fake

    Sorry but purple parsnips are not a real thing.

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  4. A purple sweet potato?

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    Wrong! 

    It's real!

    There are two main types of sweet potato – Okinawa, which has the more orange brown skin, and Stokes, which has the purple skin. The colour comes from anthocyanin, which is the same pigment that gives cherries and strawberries their rich colour.

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  5. Is this blue pear real?

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's fake!

    Sorry but there is no such thing as a blue pear.

  6. Is red broccoli a thing?

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    Wrong! 

    It's fake!

    Sadly there is no such thing as red broccoli

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  7. A white aubergine?

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's real!

    The white aubergine or eggplant is said to have a milder more creamy flavour than it's purple counterpart. White aubergines are slightly smaller and usually have more seeds.

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  8. Are black tomatoes real?

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    Wrong! 

    They're real!

    Black tomatoes are the bi-product of breeding a purple tomato (yep also a real thing) and a red tomato to create the black strain.

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  9. Are purple avocados real?

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    They're fake!

    Unfortunately there is no such thing as a purple avocado.

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  10. Is blue garlic a real thing?

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    it's fake!

    Sorry but blue garlic is not a thing!

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  11. Are purple carrots real?

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    They're real!

    Purple carrots colour is due to the extra pigments alpha carotene and anthocyanin. The added pigments when consumed are converted into vitamin A making purple carrots more beneficial than regular orange ones.

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