91% of people don't know their fruits from their vegetables! Do you?

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By: Isadora Teich

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Healthy eating is all the rage, and avocados are trendy, but how well do you know your peas from your pomegranates? Juice up with this delicious HowStuffWorks quiz!

Is an onion a fruit or a vegetable?

Onions are a tasty staple of any healthy diet. For centuries onions have been used to lessen inflammation in the body and heal infections.

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Is an apple a fruit or a vegetable?

The old saying "an apple a day keeps the doctor away," might have some truth to it after all. Apples are high in fiber and vitamin C while having virtually no fat or cholesterol.

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Is a banana a fruit or a vegetable?

Bananas are packed full of nutrients and antioxidants that can help with digestion and heart health. They are one of the most popular fruits on Earth for a reason.

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Are tomatoes fruits or vegetables?

People often argue over whether tomatoes are fruits are vegetables. Scientifically speaking this vitamin and antioxidant-rich plant is definitely a fruit.

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Are blueberries fruits or vegetables?

These fruits are high in fiber, potassium, folate and more. They also make delicious pies and tarts.

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Is an orange a fruit or a vegetable?

Oranges are one of the fruits considered true fruits, which grow from the ovary in the base of a flower. A single orange can provide 130 percent of your daily vitamin C needs.

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Is spinach a fruit or a vegetable?

Spinach is low in fat and cholesterol while being high in niacin, zinc, protein and a host of vitamins. Spinach is delicious cooked or raw and often added to healthy smoothies.

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Are beets fruits or vegetables?

This naturally sweet vegetable is an excellent detoxifier. It's good for your heart, kidneys and liver.

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Is broccoli a fruit or a vegetable?

Some think that this antioxidant-rich vegetable may also be anti-cancer. It has more vitamin C than oranges.

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Is a carrot a fruit or a vegetable?

Carrots have beneficial vitamin A and beta-carotene. Vitamin A is great for your skin, hair and nails. Beta-carotene helps your cells be more efficient, keeping you beautiful inside too.

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Are cranberries fruits or vegetables?

Outside of being a Thanksgiving favorite, cranberry has many health benefits. These tart berries have five key health-supporting phytonutrients and can help with everything from urinary tract infections to stomach ulcers.

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Is fennel a fruit or a vegetable?

Fennel is a bulbous vegetable with a unique licorice-like taste. It contains manganese, copper, fiber and more and is excellent for digestive health.

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Is kale a fruit or a vegetable?

This on trend leafy green is very versatile. It crisps up in the oven or blends seamlessly into smoothies. Kale is high in vitamins K and C, as well as iron, magnesium, folate and more.

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Are pears fruits or vegetables?

Pears contain vitamin C and antioxidants. One delicious pear has about a quarter of your daily recommended fiber intake.

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Are strawberries fruits or vegetables?

Strawberries not only taste fresh and summery but are full of antioxidants. These anti-inflammatory fruits are full of vitamins and minerals.

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Is spinach a fruit or a vegetable?

These leafy greens offer more calcium per serving than milk. They are nutrient rich and excellent for the health of your whole body.

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Are leeks fruits or vegetables?

Leeks are allium vegetables that are in the same family as garlic, onions, and scallions. These mild green veggies are full of antioxidant polyphenols and tasty in soups.

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Is asparagus a fruit or a vegetable?

These green veggies are a good source of vitamins K, E, A and C. They also have a good amount of asparagine, which helps the body get rid of extra salts and fluids.

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Is celery a fruit or a vegetable?

Celery is full of minerals like silicon, which is great for your hair, skin and nails. Snacking on celery is also amazing for your teeth.

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Are cherries fruits or vegetables?

Sweet and tart cherries are full of iron and vitamins C and A. These delicious fruits are antibacterial and anti-inflammatory.

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Is grapefruit a fruit or a vegetable?

This favorite fruit amongst dieters is better for far more than just weight loss. It's high in vitamin C and limonene, which may help prevent certain cancers.

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Are lemons fruits or vegetables?

Lemons are anti-inflammatory and high in vitamin C. They are great for digestion.

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Are avocados fruits or vegetables?

Yes, these popular treats are actually fruits. Avocados are technically berries full of potassium, vitamin K, protein and folate.

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Are mangoes fruits or vegetables?

This fruit contains beneficial flavanoids and is high in vitamins A and C. Mango helps you maintain a healthy immune system.

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Are peaches fruits or vegetables?

Sweet peaches are high in vitamin A and potassium. They are antioxidant-rich and make for tasty desserts.

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Are pineapples fruits or vegetables?

These digestion-friendly tropical fruits are full of the anti-inflammatory compound bromelain. Bromelain is known for being especially kind to irritated sinuses.

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Are pomegranates fruits or vegetables?

Pomegranate seeds are rich in history and also incredibly good for you. The ancient Romans used them medicinally, and in Greek mythology, pomegranate seeds are known as "the fruit of the dead."

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Are radishes fruits or vegetables?

These antiviral veggies are great for digestion. They can also help cut through phlegm, making them a great thing to snack on while sick.

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Are sweet potatoes fruits or vegetables?

These starchy vegetables are a great source of vitamins A and C. They are also a great source of potassium.

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Is watermelon a fruit or a vegetable?

Watermelons are a classic summertime favorite. They contain potassium, iron and vitamins C and A.

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Is romaine lettuce a fruit or a vegetable?

This leafy green has beneficial calcium and omega-3s. It's a popular salad base that has more iron and B vitamins than you might think.

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Is eggplant a fruit or a vegetable?

While often considered a vegetable, eggplant is technically a fruit. They are full of a phytochemical called monoterpene, which might be anti-cancer.

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Is jicama a fruit or a vegetable?

This tasty root vegetable is low in calories and high in fiber. It's high in calcium, phosphorous and vitamin C.

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Are bell peppers fruits or vegetables?

Bell peppers are a great fruit source of vitamin A, even though they are almost always considered vegetables. They also have a number of other vitamins and potassium, which is great for your heart.

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Is a cucumber a fruit or a vegetable?

Cucumbers are technically fruits. They are a good source of beneficial vitamins and minerals, like silicon. Silicon is often called "the beauty mineral" because it's great for skin, nails and hair.

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