AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY. When it comes to the world of fruit, there's an endless abundance to choose from. While most people are familiar with apples, oranges and grapes, there's a ton of others to choose from. Can you identify them and name all these common fruits?
In the world of fruit, many people fail to realize just how many there are. This might be because they don't know its definition! A fruit can be described as a tree-based or plant-based product that has seeds and can be eaten. This opens the options of fruit to immense proportions. While our favorite summer fruits might be strawberries or watermelon, you can't forget about honeydew melon, plums or blackberries. In the wintertime, many people favor oranges, pears and grapefruit. There's also dates and kiwi!
Although these are popular fruit that many people are aware of, there's also a list of fruit that people believe to be vegetables. By now, many know that tomatoes are a fruit, but there are tons of other "vegetables" that are fruit as well! Cucumber, zucchini, corn and peas are all considered fruit!
From your favorite sweet fruit to these new fruit "vegetables," can you name all of these common fruit from an image? Let's find out!
Take a bite of this quiz and find out if your score will be as sweet as pineapple or leave you with a sour taste like a lemon!
Bananas are hardy and versatile, making them an important staple in diets throughout the world. Toss one in your bag for breakfast, or use a banana for sweetness and texture in a smoothie or shake.
Lemons are vitamin C superstars, and are excellent multi-taskers to boot. These sour yellow fruit can be used for juicing, flavoring food or even serve as a cleaning agent in a pinch.
Elderberries come in shades of black, deep blue or red. While they can be eaten raw when very ripe, they are generally consumed after cooking, and have long been used in folk and traditional medicine.
Native to China, lychee is a tropical fruit known for its sweet flavor and floral scent. The juicy white flesh is edible, while the pink skin should not be consumed.
The mandarin is a type of orange, and grows on a tree that's smaller than those you see in traditional orange groves. It looks like a sphere that's been slightly squashed on the top and bottom, and has a thin, very loose peel.
Jackfruit belongs to the same family of trees as the fig and the mulberry. It's the largest fruit that grows on a tree, and consists of flesh segmented into edible pods. Many vegetarians shred jackfruit to create a meat-free substitute for pulled pork.
The papaya is a tropical fruit loaded with antioxidants. Each of the fruit, which is technically a berry, can be up to a foot in diameter, though many found in regular grocery stores are much smaller. You can eat the orange-red flesh, as well as the seeds -- though these tend to be too bitter for some people.
The breadfruit is a cantaloupe-sized melon that's often referred to as a tree potato. When small and green, it's cooked like broccoli or other green veggies; as it ripens, it's eaten as a starch -- like a potato. Only the softest and ripest breadfruit are eaten raw as a dessert.
Mulberries resemble blackberries, but range in color when red to black or white. They are drought-resistant, which makes them fairly easy to grow, and packed full of iron, fiber and antioxidants.
Native to South America, the pineapple is often associated with Hawaii because the first commercial growing and canning operations were located in the state. Today, it's the third most canned fruit in the word, and can be consumed fresh, cooked or juiced.
Kumquats are about the size and shape of an olive, yet fall within the citrus family, like an orange., They have sweet skin that helps to balance out the sour flavor of the flesh hidden within.
Blueberries range from pale green to dark purple, and have a characteristic white wax -- or bloom -- on their surface. They offer the same anti-inflammatory properties as grapes thanks to phytonutrients like resveratrol.
Limes are small green citrus fruit packed full of vitamin C. They have more sugar and acidity than lemons, and can be used in cooking and flavoring food or making beverages like limeade.
Durian is a fruit that some people love and many more hate. It's roughly a foot long with a thorny rind and yellow or red flesh. This fruit is best known for its smell, which some people crave, while others describe it as stinking like rotten meat or raw onions.
The kiwi is a berry that's roughly the size and shape of a large egg. It has furry brown skin and green flesh ripe with tiny black seeds. While every part of the fruit is edible, many people discard the skin because of its texture and flavor.
Believe it or not, peaches and nectarines are the same species. The primary difference is that peaches have fuzz while nectarines have smooth skin. The flesh in a peach can range from white to deep yellow.
Part of the mulberry family, figs measure 1 to 2 inches long. While they can be eaten raw -- including the skin -- they don't travel or keep well, and are often eaten dried or in recipes.
The mango is a sweet tropical fruit that belongs to the same family as the cashew. It has sweet flesh and the skin is technically edible, though the skin is often peeled because many people have allergies or reactions to it.
Cantaloupes are medium-sized melons that can weigh up to 10 pounds or so. They have a green rind and sweet orange flesh. This fruit is easily recognized thanks to its netted or lacy rind.
Botanically, plantains and bananas are technically the same, but they are treated very differently by consumers. Starchy or cooking bananas are known as plantains, while sweeter bananas are eaten raw as a dessert or snack.
With more than 7,500 varieties to choose from, it's hard to go wrong with a good old-fashioned apple. Colors range from red to yellow and green, and the entire fruit can be eaten with the exception of the seeds.
The persimmon looks similar to a tomato inside and out,but is surprisingly sweet, The fruit ranges from yellow to red in color, and ripens in late summer or fall.
Pomegranates are chock-full of jewel-like bundles,or arils. Each one includes a seed surrounded by juice, and packed inside a thin membrane. And yes, the entire aril is edible -- including the seed.
Raspberries are often described as a super food because they are rich in fiber and phytochemicals, but also low-glycemic. The leaves from the plant are used in tea and traditional medicines.
The avocado is full of healthy, mono-saturated fat -- which is rare for a fruit. The creamy green flesh is quick to brown, but a spritz of lemon or lime helps to keep it green.
Cheerful red cherries range from sweet to tart, and are full of vitamins and antioxidants. They can be eaten raw, but are also cooked into desserts and spreads.
Pears may be round like apples, or narrow at one end and bulbous at the other. They range in color from red to green, yellow and brown.
Gooseberries look like grapes, but have a characteristic veiny pattern on their skin that makes them easy to distinguish. While they can be eaten raw, they are typically cooked into desserts or sauces.
The nectarine is actually a type of peach. While peaches are sweeter and have fuzz, nectarines are fuzz-free and tend to be zingier than peaches overall.
The pummelo or pomelo is a citrus fruit that shares many qualities with the grapefruit. It tends to be larger, with lighter flesh and less bitterness than the grapefruit, and also has a larger rind.
Plums are classified as drupes -- like cherries or nectarines, they consist of a fleshy fruit surrounding a single seed. The purple skin of the plum hides a sweet yellow flesh, and when the fruit is dried, it's referred to as a prune.
Prunes are dried plums known for their laxative effect, which occurs due to their high fiber concentration. These fruit are classified as freestone cultivars -- that means the pit is easy to remove.
Rhubarb consists of pink and green stalks that are crunchy like celery. The stalks are often used in desserts, like strawberry-rhubarb pie. Beware -- the leaves on top of rhubarb are poisonous and shouldn't be eaten.
Apricots look similar to peaches, but are smaller on average. Color can range from yellow to orange. The velvety skin hides a sweet flesh, and the fruit is rich in vitamins A and C.
Sweet and juicy strawberries can be eaten raw, cooked, or in jams and preserves. They are rich in vitamin C and anti-inflammatory phytochemicals, and are a popular flavoring in yogurt, smoothies and other consumables.
The clementine is a hybrid between the mandarin and orange. It's easy to peel and most are seedless, making it a popular snack or side.
The passion fruit is easy to spot because of its peel, which ranges from dark purple to black and has characteristic white or yellow speckles. The sweet taste of the flesh is often compared to that of the guava fruit.
Similar to the mandarin, the tangerine is an orange-colored citrus fruit. It tends to have a thinner peel and a sweeter flavor than the orange, and is also smaller.
Watermelons are large melons with green-striped rings and pink or red flesh. Every part of the melon is edible, including the seeds, as well as the rind if it has been cooked.
The grapefruit is a hybrid citrus fruit between the sweet orange and the pummelo. It ranges from between 4 and 6 inches in diameter, and has bitter flesh that can be red, white or yellow.
Cranberries start off green and ripen to a rich red color. They are more acidic than sweet, so are often dried and sweetened rather than eaten raw.
The tropical guava fruit ranges from about 2 to 4 inches in diameter. It has creamy flesh in shades of white, pink, yellow or red. The entire fruit, including skin and seeds, is edible.
Native to Middle Eastern countries, dates grow on date palms and are known for their super-sweet taste. They are high in fiber and low in fat, but tend to be calorie-dense compared to other fruit.
Oranges come in many different varieties. Most are of the common variety, which is used for juicing. Navel oranges, which are easier to peel and generally seedless, are typically chosen for snacking.
Yes, the tomato is a fruit -- it's technically a berry. Despite being classified as a fruit, tomatoes have such a low sugar count that they are often cooked and consumed more like vegetables.
Tamarind come in pods, like legumes, and have edible pulp that can be eaten raw or cooked. The pulp gets sweeter as the fruit ripens,and is full of calcium and B vitamins.
Grapes grow in clusters of up to several hundred and are typically sold by the bunch, still attached to the vine. They can be eaten fresh or used to make jam, raisins and wine.
The coconut is not a nut, but a type of fruit called a drupe. It contains a surprising volume of water, known as milk, and the flesh can be eaten raw or cooked.
The honeydew features pale-green fruit concealed within a yellow or green rind. The seeds are edible, and can be roasted and seasoned like pumpkin seeds for a delicious snack.
The olive is a fatty fruit that comes in shades of green, black, purple and brown. It's naturally very bitter, so the fruit is often fermented or packed in salt to improve its flavor.