Biological Name: Cucumis melo var. Cantalupensis
I may be a bit biased in this one as I am allergic to cantaloupe. However, allergies aside, it’s a terrible fruit. The other melons are much superior and they know it.
Biological Name: Anana comosus
The fruit that eats you back! Pineapples are the only known natural source of the enzyme Bromelain, which digests proteins. Why would you want to eat a fruit that could leave your whole mouth bleeding?
17. Green Grapes
Biological Name: Vitis vinifera
What’s the point of green grapes? Red grapes, as you’ll see later, are amazing. There’s no need to make them green and gross.
Biological Name: Citrus x aurantiifolia
Green lemons that don’t taste like lemons? They’re only ever used to “zest” dinner or stick in a drink. They’re not terrible, they’re just not important.
Biological Name: Fragaria x ananassa
First off, they’re not even real berries. Secondly, the average strawberry has around 200 seeds on the outside. That’s too unsettling for me to deal with.
Biological Name: Rubus fruticosus
Blackberries are unique, so I give them points. It’s like a goth raspberry. And I support that.
Biological Name: Prunus subg. Prunus
Simple. You don’t have to do anything to make them good. They’re perfect just the way they are.
Biological Name: Citrus limon
Lemons are so useful. You can use them in savory foods, sweet desserts, cleaning-basically everything. Yes, I would like a lemon in my water…and everything.
Biological Name: Cyanococcus
SUPERFOOD!! Blueberries have all of the antioxidants and other nutrients that you need. That’s just sciences way of saying it’s a great fruit.
Biological Name: Citrus X sinensis
The fruit of soccer moms! Who didn’t love getting orange slices after playing sports when you were like six? Also, they’re the only source of vitamin c, so you’ve got to like them.
Biological Name: Malus domestica
The classic fruit. Whether it’s red, yellow, or green, apples are the sweetest. You can bake them into pies, strudel, crisps, chips, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
8. Red Grapes
Biological Name: Vitis vinifera
The superior grapes! Red grapes are the best travel fruit. Whenever you need a little snack but you’re on the go, grapes are what you need to reach for.
Biological Name: Pyrus
An apple, but better. Pears are a little softer, but not mushy. And they’re a fun, curvy shape.
Biological Name: Rubus ideaus
Okay, so it might have a good amount of seeds (120 on average), but I can get over it. It also might be a little hairy, but again, I can work past that because raspberries are just too good to pass. They can be sweet or they can be sour, it’s like a fun surprise.
Biological Name: Citrullus lanatus
Ah, a solid form of water! As a lover of water, I enjoy the 92% found in watermelon. Perfect for a summers day, or anytime you’re feeling thirsty but want to eat.
Biological Names: Musa acumniate and Musa balbisiana
A real berry, finally! Yes, technically bananas are berries since they are derived from a single flower with more than one ovary. Even if that’s a little unsettling, bananas are amazing. They’re perfect at all meals, help cramps, give you energy without fats, and give you about 10% of your daily potassium goal. A perfect snack.
Biological Name: Cucumis melo L. (Inodorus Group)
Single handedly, the most underrated melon. First off, it’s green, which is fun. It has honey in its name, so you know it’s sweet and delicious. And since it’s only 90% water, it has a bit more of a fruit quality for those that don’t like how liquid watermelon is. Plus, it’s good for you!
Biological Name: Mangifera indica
Mangos are like the most mainstream exotic fruit I can think of. They’re so fun and funky. But they’re also one of the top flavors of water ice. Mangoes are perfect for eating and for making puns. Plus, there’s two different spellings of the plural.
Biological Name: Prunus persica
Finally, the perfect fruit! It’s sweet. It’s fuzzy. It’s got a fun pit in the middle. It can be baked. It can be eaten as is. It’s peachy keen. It’s just perfection.
Jessica is a student. She wrote this listicle for a class. She loves fruit.