Question of the Day: Are banana peppers a vegetable or fruit?
Quick Answer: Banana peppers are both fruits and vegetables.
According to botanists, a fruit is any seed-bearing portion of a plant that grows from the ovary of its flower. Using this definition, banana peppers are the fruit of the Capsicum annuum bush.
Vegetables, in botanical terms, have a more general definition. They are any edible portion of a plant, and it doesn’t matter if you discuss the roots, stems, flower, leaf, or fruit. If it comes from the plant kingdom and you can eat it, it is a vegetable. All fruits are, therefore, vegetables, but not all vegetables are fruits.
Banana peppers are both.
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