9 Fruits That Are Always Mistaken for Veggies

9 Fruits That Are Always Mistaken for Veggies

By Floyd Miller

 

 

 

Avocados: Some people like to scoop out the insides and turn it into guacamole. No matter how you prepare it, avocado is a tasty and nutritious super fruit.Eggplant: An eggplant is a teardrop-shaped fruit that is actually considered a berry. They are fruits that are glossy and purple on the outside with a spongy and creamy inside, and they do contain seeds.Squash : Squash, pumpkins, and gourds are commonly mistaken as vegetables because they grow on vines. By definition, squash is a seed-bearing fruit, because it bears seeds inside. In fact, pumpkin seeds are edible.Peppers: Even professional chefs will use peppers in vegetable dishes and mistakenly refer to them as veggies instead of fruits. The fact that they contain seeds makes them a fruit by scientific definition.Tomatoes: People very commonly refer to tomatoes as vegetables; however, by definition they are a fruit. Tomatoes are mistaken for veggies because of how they grow in gardens, how they taste, and most of all, how people use them in recipes.Cucumbers: Cucumbers are commonly referred to as veggies because they are green, they grow on a vine, and salads often have sliced cucumbers. If you have ever sliced up a cucumber, you know that they have many seeds.Olives: Many consider olives a Mediterranean delicacy. The way that green and black olives look and taste makes everyone assume that they are a vegetable. They are also mistaken for veggies because they are commonly used in salads.Okra: Okra is an edible seedpod. Most people will steam okra and consume it as a vegetable. They will also commonly use it to thicken stews and soups. The fact that okra is a seedpod from the okra plant means that it contains internal seeds, which makes it a fruit.Pea Pods: Just because peas are vegetables does not mean that pea pods are vegetables too. The peas are actually the seeds inside of the pods. This means that if you are just eating peas, you are eating vegetables.