Why Green Beans Are Fruits and Strawberries Are Not


When scientists classify fruits, vegetables and nuts, it all comes down to anatomy. But in popular culture, we often get it all mixed up calling fruits vegetables and vegetables fruits.

Thankfully, the good people at SciShow are here to clear things up. They’ve put together a video that explains how common produce items should really be classified. Sure, we all know a tomato is a fruit and not a vegetable. But did you know that nuts are actually fruits too, anatomically speaking, and walnuts and pecans are not even nuts. They’re classified as drupes (mind blown).

Check it out:


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