10 Vegetables That Are Actually Fruits

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Think you know your fruit from your veg? Well, if the results of a recent survey for Gardening Express are anything to go by it seems 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 (I think some of these will surprise you!).

10. Tomato – 52%

I must admit I was a little surprised to find out that only 52% of people surveyed correctly identified the tomato as a fruit. Would you have got this one right?


9. Cucumber – 32%

This one is not quite so obvious. It’s green and certainly looks vegetabley (it’s a word ok!), but the seeds mean the cucumber is in fact a fruit, which was correctly identified by 32% of those surveyed.


8. Courgette – 14%

Kind of looks like a cucumber, so you can probably guess that it’s a fruit. Only 14% of those surveyed got this one right though.


7. Avocado – 12%

Just over one in ten people were able to correctly identify the avocado as a fruit. Avocados are a superfood, which contain healthy fats, loads of vitamins and have even been found to help prevent certain types of cancer.


6. Pepper – 9%

When you want to add a little kick to your salad you add that well known vegetable pepper right? Wrong, you are actually adding a little known fruit! Yep, peppers are fruits and only 9% got this right.


Hit Next to see which fruit was the 5th most commonly mistaken for a vegetable!

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