There is some confusion as to which â€œcategoryâ€ certain foods belong in, and most of this confusion comes from the multiple meanings of the words that we use. When it comes to foods, there is often a difference between the scientific meaning of a word, and the meaning of the word in everyday use. For instance, did you know that in the scientific sense a tomato is actually a fruit? However, when cooking we refer to it as a vegetable.
The meaning of the word â€œberryâ€ also causes some confusion, and has lead people to wonder: are grapes considered berries?
Yes, they are!
In the botanical sense, a berry is simply a fleshy fruit which is produced from a single plant ovary. This means that grapes qualify as berries, even though they are not typically referred to as such. Another food that is actually a berry, but which is not often referred to as one, is the one I mentioned earlier: tomatoes!