The Fruit Identification Quiz

By: Teresa McGlothlin
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About This Quiz

With over 390,000 species of plants in the world, we might never know exactly how many kinds of fruits are out there. Our mission during this quiz is to find out how many of them you can identify out of 40. We have chosen a few exotic fruits, and we have selected a number of fruits that you are sure to know. But how many of them can you figure out from a picture? 

From mangos to blueberries, this fruit identification quiz will put your brain and your palate to the test. When we present you with a photo, we will also give you four options to choose from. Choose the first answer that you think matches the picture you see. If you get stuck, we have even provided a hint for you.

Head down to the produce aisle with us and see how many fruits you know off the top of your head, and which ones you might need a little assistance identifying. Once we're done, we will provide the results we have no doubt you will share to show off your bragging rights! 

Can you name all the fruits you see? Take a bite out of quiz and find out for yourself!

Sometimes called the Forbidden Fruit, the grapefruit is a tropical fruit that many love and others dislike. Its sometimes sour and sometimes sweet taste comes from being a crossbreed between the sweet orange and the pomelo.

Also called the pitaya, the dragonfruit is a cactus fruit found in Central and South America. Today it is primarily grown in southeast Asia, though.

With its perfect star shape, there is no other name the starfruit could have been named. It is native to Indonesia and the Philippines.

Considered a hybrid of the Mandarin orange, the tangerine is much smaller than other types of citrus fruit. Although it resembles an orange, the skin is much thinner and brighter.

No margarita could be made without limes! Thankfully, lime trees are highly productive and they can grow up to 16 feet tall!

The orange originated all the way back to 4000 B.C. and remains a favorite. One orange contains up to 130% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C.

With over 8,000 different grape varieties, you have no worry of running out of wine. Grapes are a berry that thrive on vines grown in pockets around the world.

Ranging in color from purple to dark red, plums are a sweet treat that have pits similar to peaches. When dried, they are known as prunes.

Considering that pomegranate translates to "apple with seeds," it makes complete sense. Although, unlike the apple, the pomegranate's seeds are also edible.

Lemons are native to Asia, but they are grown all over the world. During peak maturity, one single lemon tree can produce up to 600 pounds of lemons.

Also called shaved peaches, nectarines are a sweet and juicy little treat. Just as you might suspect, they are a member of the peach family.

Cantaloupes are the number one favorite fruit in the United States. They grow on long vines that can reach up to 7 feet long.

Whether or not you like pineapple on pizza, it is one of the world's favorite fruits. Pineapples contain unique enzymes that help with reducing inflammation.

Elderberries are a member of the honeysuckle family. They can grow on either bushes or tress that can grow up to 6 feet tall. They are prized for their uses in folk medicines.

The watermelon is comprised of approximately 92% water. The first recorded watermelon harvest took place in Egypt over 5,000 years ago!

Blackberries are one of our favorite summertime fruits. Grown on thorny bushes like raspberries, blackberries are chock full of vitamins and antioxidants.

Popular with heirloom farmers, ground cherries are a member of the nightshade family. In addition to being a great ground cover, they are a prolific fruit that grows inside paper husks like the tomatillo.

Pears are primarily grown on the northwestern coast of the United States. However, many other places in the world cultivate up to 3,000 different varieties.

Passionfruit is a member of the berry family. They are grown in tropical regions throughout the world, and they are valued for both consumption and juicing purposes.

Although the quince is similar in shape and color to pears, they are the only member of the Cydonia family. They are high in fiber and vitamin C.

Mangos have been traced all the way back to India with a 5,000-year history. Legend has often said that Buddha meditates under mango trees.

Despite popular belief, the only apple native to North America is the crabapple. Although there are over 7,500 varieties of apple, only 100 are sold for commercial use.

The Honeydew melon is closely related to the watermelon. One of the few fruits that remains green after fully ripened, the Honeydew Melon's flesh is sweet and juicy.

Avocados are one of the few fruits still picked by hand. They are native to Central Mexico.

Papayas are native to southern Mexico and Central America. One single seed can grow up tree up to 20 feet tall and bear fruit within two years.

Each strawberry has around 200 seeds on its outer side. Although they are called berries, they are actually a member of the accessory fruit category.

While truly wild peaches are only found in regions of China, California peaches account for 50% of the world's sales. In botanical circles, peaches are a member of the stone fruit category.

First cultivated in China in 1059 AD, the lychee has a rough outer skin. Inside, the fruit is white, soft, and sweet.

Cherries were discovered by the Roman civilization all the way back in 70BC. They are a member of a family of fruit that includes almonds, apricots, and plums.

When you put a raspberry in your mouth, you are eating more than one fruit. In fact, one little raspberry is comprised of 100 individual fruits connected by the skin.

Apricots are a member of the rose family, which has a 4,000 year-old history. One single apricot tree can produce fruit for up to 25 years.

Sometimes referred to as a reverse orange, kumquats are sweet on the outside and sour in the middle. They are small, orange fruits that can be eaten skin and all.

Despite their name, coconuts are not a member of the nut family at all. They are a member of the stone fruit species that includes peaches.

Blueberries are closely related to huckleberry. They are a flowering annual plant, and you can eat an entire cup of them and only consume 80 calories.

Although the cranberry is closely related to the blueberry, they have quite different flavors. Cranberries are one of the only fruits with a truly North American heritage.

Although figs grow on trees, they do not flower. Once the fruit has ripened, it is left on the branch to dry a little. Figs can also be used as fat substitutes in dessert recipes.

The pomelo is known as the largest of the citrus fruits. It can grow anywhere from the size of a cantaloupe to the size of a watermelon!

With its foul smell, the durian has a surprisingly sweet taste. Its properties include lowering blood pressure and inflammation.

Native to China, the goji fruit has gained popularity all over the world. With its high concentration of vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals, the goji is known as a super fruit.

Cultivated for over 7,000 years, dates are native to the Middle East and northern Africa. With extra doses of fructose, dates are a good energy food.

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