Fruits: they’re nature’s candy. We all love fruit for its natural sweetness, its bright flavors, and the deliciousness that you can only get from biting into a ripe piece of fruit. But not all fruit are the same- some things that you’ve been eating have been fruit in disguise! Here is a list of some foods that you’ve been eating, which you assumed were something else this whole time.
Pea pods are an unlikely candidate for this position, but did you know that they’re actually fruit? The peas themselves are a sort of seed, while the pod is the fruit itself.
Cucumbers are also a surprise twist in this, since they seem like a crunchy vegetable- both they and pea pods are green! Olives seem far away from the real of sweet fruit, but yes, they are fruit as well. Does this make a martini a fruity drink?
Eggplants, or aubergines, are a delicious food…if cooked in a savory manner. But they’re apparently in the same world of fruit as well!
Tomatoes are now widely known as a fruit now, and they also work as sweet foods- I actually like putting sugar on top of mine these days.
Squash and peppers are an unexpected surprise, as they’re so savory but delicious.
Lastly, avocados are also a fruit. These are actually used in desserts in Asia, so who knows- maye the other fruits here are also great in sweet foods!
By: Eon Kyong