The Quiz: Pumpkins are technically what kind of food?
Explanation : One of the most beloved foods (and emblems) of fall in America, the pumpkin is a versatile ingredient that is commonly used in seasonal treats. Pumpkins have a more savory flavor profile, so they typically get lumped in with vegetables, but from a strictly scientific standpoint, they are a fruit. According to its definition, a fruit is the “fleshy or dry ripened ovary of a plant, enclosing the seed or seeds.” This also means that technically, a pumpkin is a giant berry, but pumpkins aren’t the only berries in disguise. By definition, watermelons, cucumbers, bananas, and tomatoes are also berries.
Correct Answer: Fruit