Fruit or Vegetable?


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Is a Cloudberry a Fruit or Vegetable?
Botanically, this is...
Culinarily, this is...
A Berry! (A type of fruit)

Cloudberries are small fruits that grow in the northern regions of the world like the Nordic countries, Russia, and in and around Canada. They have sweet or tart flavor and grow on a bush, like other berries. They’re eaten raw or made into fruit products like jams or tarts. They’re quite obviously botanically fruits. There’s nothing vegetably about them.

Although they are obviously culinarily berries, they’re actually not botanically berries. They’re botanically an aggregate fruit where each individual “drupelet” would actually be a separate fruit. This evidences how you shouldn’t care about botanical definitions.