Are bananas a fruit or a vegetable?


Did you know the fact that bananas are technically neither a fruit nor a vegetable?

Generally, when we see sweet plant parts, we think that they are fruits. This includes all the things we typically think of as fruit, such as apples, pears, and berries of many kinds.

But, when it comes to Bananas, things are a little different. Although we generally call it a fruit, it is technically an herb. The banana plant an “herbaceous plant” (or ‘herb’), not a tree, because the stem does not contain true woody tissue. That’s why Bananas are not technically a fruit, but it’s an herb.

Why are they not vegetables?

Many people have argued that bananas are vegetables since they lack seeds. But is it true? Bananas that are commercially grown nowadays are sterile, so their seeds are significantly smaller in size. So, although you might not notice those small brown or black spots, they are actually the immature seeds of Banana.



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