Strawberries aren’t berries and white chocolate isn’t chocolate. These facts might sound surprising, but they’re totally true. Science classifies food items a little differently than how we classify them in our kitchen.
Feedxp made a list of food items that aren’t “botanically” what we think them to be. And don’t miss the bonus section at the end where you can guess which of the 2 is the real meat patty.
Strawberries are not berries and neither are raspberries or blackberries.
Officially berries are defined as fleshy fruits produced from the ovary of a single flower. And strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries do not meet this criterion.
An avocado is a berry, and so are bananas.
Avocados and bananas are fleshy fruits produced from the ovary of a single flower, so they are technically classified as berries.
And grapes are berries too.
Grapes are born from a single ovary, therefore they are berries too.
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