Debunking Fruit Myths

This week we’re debunking common fruit myths, and there are actually more than you may think. We’ve all had the classic debate of whether a tomato is a fruit or a vegetable, but there are a lot more where those came from. Follow along to learn the truth behind some fruit misconceptions.

Strawberries are not berries

Mind = blown. Strawberries are an “aggregate fruit” which are derived from flowers with more than one ovary. Raspberries and blackberries also fall into this category. A true berry is a fruit derived from a single flower with a single ovary. This is very niche and something only a botanist would probably know, but now you know!

People with diabetes can’t eat fruit

Fruits are packed with natural sugars, leading many to believe that those with diabetes should avoid eating fruit because of the high levels of sugar. However, fruit is also very high in fiber which slows down the rate at which sugar is absorbed in the body, making it safer for diabetics. Nonetheless, make sure to consult your doctor before taking medical advice from us!

Oranges are the best fruit to increase your vitamin C intake

We are not denying the high levels of vitamin C in an orange, but there are lots and lots of other fruits that have just as much or more vitamin C in them! Specifically, Kakadu plums from Australia have 100 times more vitamin C than an orange, but you can also enjoy a kiwi, guava, cantaloupe, strawberries, or many other fruits.