Fruits are parts of a plant that has seeds and flesh (edible covering). A fruit is normally sweet (or sometimes sour) and can be eaten in its raw (uncooked) state. Fruits are the way plants disseminate their seeds.
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1. apples 9. tangerines 17. blackberries 25. raisins
2. bananas 10. peaches 18. watermelons 26. prunes
3. grapes 11. cherries 19. melons 27. figs
4. pears 12. apricots 20. papayas 28. dates
5. oranges 13. plums 21. mangoes 29. a bunch of bananas
6. grapefruit 14. strawberries 22. kiwi 30. ripe banana
7. lemons 15. raspberries 23. pineapples 31. unripe banana
8. limes 16. blueberries 24. coconuts 32. rotten banana
Grammatically, do you say Fruit or Fruits?
The word Fruit is a noun. The word is an exception where the noun is both countable and uncountable. So the plural of Fruit can be either Fruit OR Fruits.
When we think of Fruit as a group collectively and in a non-specific way, then we tend to use the word Fruit (without S).
- You should eat five servings of fruit and vegetables every day.
- Fruit is good for your health.
- Would you like some fruit?
- There isn’t much fresh fruit available in winter.
If you are emphasising the different kinds of fruit, then you can use fruits.
- My three favorite fruits are bananas, melons and strawberries.
- The supermarket has a wide selection of exotic fruits such as Papaya and Mango.
- The juice is made from a variety of fresh fruits.
- I love oranges and other citrus fruits.
If you are not sure which to use, the safest thing is to just use Fruit all the time.
Fruits that people think are Vegetables
The following are actually fruits in a botanical sense, though are commonly thought of as vegetables due to their culinary uses:
- avocado, cucumber, eggplant, green beans, peppers, pumpkin, squash, tomato, zucchini
Yes, that’s right, the so called vegetables above are in reality fruit, not vegetables.
A piece of fruit
We often say a piece of fruit when we refer to one fruit (one apple, one orange etc) without specifying which one it is.
- She always has a piece of fruit with her breakfast.
How are fruits formed?
Fruits are formed when the ovule in an ovary is fertilized in a process known as pollination,then ovary will begin to ripen. The ovule develops into a seed and the ovary wall can become fleshy such as berries, apricots, dates and drupes. A drupe is a fleshy fruits with a thin skin and and a central stone containing the seed. Fruits can have a hard outer, Nuts are a good example.