Bananas are one of the most commonly eaten fruits in the world, but have you ever stopped to consider whether they’re actually fruits at all? Most people haven’t.
So what’s the real truth? Are bananas fruits or vegetables?
It’s true, bananas are fruits. Technically speaking, a fruit is the structure of a plant which contains it’s seeds. Although modern bananas have been cultivated to the point where their seeds are small and useless, they do contain seeds, and that makes them a fruit.
Something you probably haven’t considered is that bananas are actually herbs as well!
Even though we often refer to the plant they grow on as a tree, it’s actually the world’s largest herbaceous plant, and that makes bananas herbs, in addition to being fruits.