10 Fruit Facts That May Surprise You

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Fruits are some of the healthiest foods to eat. Not only sweet in flavor, fruit is considered a healthy choice by practically all food experts. You may think you know fruit well, but these ten facts may surprise you.

It's pretty well known by now that a tomato is actually a fruit, not a vegetable, but the confusing categorization of fruit doesn't stop there. Besides tomatoes, avocados, squash, string beans, cucumbers, olives and even coffee beans are also fruits! There's even more surprising news on the coffee front: Coffee beans aren't even beans. Instead coffee beans are the seeds of the berries on the plant.

It might be time to re-think what you consider a berry because strawberries, raspberries and blackberries aren't technically berries at all. You'll never guess which foods actually are berries. If you picked eggplants, chili peppers, grapes and persimmons, then you'd be correct!

If you're still shocked by this revelation about berries, brace yourself. Guess which family apples, raspberries and peaches fall into? Apples, raspberries and peaches are all members of the rose family! Shouldn't the saying be, "The apple doesn't fall far from the rose?"

Ever wonder if any fruits did not contain juice? There are only two fruits that don't: Bananas and avocados. Guess we won't be drinking cold pressed banana juice any time soon.

Watch the video above to learn 10 surprising facts about fruit.

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