Here are the top 10 fruits that are commonly mistaken for vegetables (I think some of these will surprise you!) Interesting I must admit I was a little surprised to find out that only 52% of people surveyed correctly identified the tomato as a fruit. The confusion about 'fruit' and 'vegetable' arises because of the differences in usage between scientists and cooks. Scientifically speaking, a tomato is definitely. Here's Why Corn Is a Fruit, Capsicums Are Berries, And Rhubarb's a Vegetable about them as vegetables, tomatoes and avocados are actually fruits. of fruits, and brace yourselves, because it's kinda weird: fruits are the. The world really has two different meanings for the word fruit. There is the use of the word when you go to the grocery store, and then there's the use of the word. Just because it's part of a traditional salad, doesn't mean it's a vegetable. Plenty of unexpected fruits are commonly mistaken for. Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and Hedden refused to classify the offending tomatoes as fruit, so the Nixes sued on whether the grocers thought tomatoes were fruits or vegetables.