Is Avocado a Fruit or a Vegetable?

Avocado on toast with a poached egg and everything seasoning is delicious. Or with tomatoes and jalapeos and tortilla chips. Avocado fries. Food facts! Most people know surprisingly little about the trendy avocado, despite Americans eating 3 billion pounds of it in 2021.

We researched other salad ingredients such as tomatoes and cucumbers to answer pressing questions. We've researched whether eggplant is a fruit. We've been too busy eating avocados to decide where to store them. Avocados are either fruits or vegetables.

What's the difference between fruits and vegetables?

"Is avocado a fruit or vegetable?" Fruits and vegetables are different. Botanical and culinary classifications exist. A twist: A plant can be a fruit and a veggie.

Before answering "Is avocado a fruit or vegetable?," let's define fruits and vegetables. Botanical and culinary classifications exist. A twist: A plant can be a fruit and a veggie.

Before answering "Is avocado a fruit or vegetable?," let's define fruits and vegetables. Botanical and culinary classifications exist. A twist: A plant can be a fruit and a veggie.

Botanical fruits contain a seed and develop from a plant's flower. Fruits include plums, apples, and grapes. Vegetables include leaves, stems, and roots.

Back to the original question. Avocados grow from flowers, so they're botanically fruits. Flowers grow on trees in Mexico and other warm climates. Despite being a fruit, avocados are often eaten like vegetables.

Avocado: fruit or veggie?

Avocados aren't as sweet as other fruits, but their versatility makes them a unique vegetable. You wouldn't put it in a fruit salad with melons and oranges. Even though it's a vegetable, it's delicious on toast at brunch. Avocados are hard to categorise.

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