Quiz: Is It a Fruit or a Vegetable?
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Is It a Fruit or a Vegetable?
By: Khadija L.
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About This Quiz

What is the difference between a fruit and a vegetable? Often times what we think are fruits or vegetables are really the opposite, and it leaves us wondering if we were paying attention when we were being taught back in primary school.

Botanically speaking, a fruit is a fleshy seed-bearing food that develops from the ovary of a flowering plant. Vegetables, on the other hand, are parts of the plant, whether they be leaves, stems or roots. In culinary terms, many fruits fall under the umbrella of vegetables even though they are not, which often confuses people. These "crossovers" include bell peppers, eggplants, tomatoes and cucumbers.

The fruit versus vegetable controversy has been going on for so long that in 1893, the United States Supreme Court case Nix. v. Hedden had to step in to determine whether tomatoes should be taxed as vegetables or cucumbers.

How well do you know the difference between fruits and vegetables? Well in this quiz, you will be given images of a series of these types of foods and your job is to guess which of the food groups they fall into. Will you be able to tell whether a tomato is a fruit or a vegetable? Take this quiz to find out!

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Asparagus is an example of a ___________.
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Is the item shown in the image a fruit or a vegetable?
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Which of the following food groups does this item fall into?
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What food grouping does the food shown image fall into?
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The food shown in the screenshot is an example of a _______________.
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The item shown here has been placed into the food group called ___________.
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Are olives fruits or vegetables?
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The item seen here is a _____________.
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Is this food a fruit or a vegetable?
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This popular food is an example of a ___________.
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Lettuce is an example of a ___________.
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Which of the following groups is this food an example of?
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Which food group does this item belong to?
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The item shown here is a _____________.
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Which of the following food groups does this item correspond to?
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Is the item shown in the image a fruit or a vegetable?
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Which of the following food groups does this item fall into?
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What food grouping does the food shown in the image fall into?
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The food shown in the screenshot is an example of a _______________.
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The item shown here has been placed into the food group called ___________.
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Are beets fruits or vegetables?
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The item seen here is a _____________.
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Is this food a fruit or a vegetable?
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This popular food is an example of a ___________.
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Jicama is an example of a ___________.
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Which of the following groups is this food an example of?
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Which food group does this item belong to?
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The item shown here is a _____________.
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This food is an example of a ___________.
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Which of the following food groups does this item correspond to?
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Is the item shown in the image a fruit or a vegetable?
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Which of the following food groups does this item fall into?
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What food grouping does the food shown in the image fall into?
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The food shown in the screenshot is an example of a _______________.
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The item shown here has been placed into the food group called ___________.
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Are apricots fruits or vegetables?
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The item seen here is a _____________.
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Is this food a fruit or a vegetable?
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This popular food is an example of a ___________.
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This food is an example of a ___________.
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