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Most Popular Fruits

Name the most popular fruits for use in recipes, according to allrecipes.com.
Fruits in the traditional sense, not the botanical sense
We are not counting peppers, tomatoes, pumpkins, avocados or anything which can possibly be seen as a veggie!
Also we don't count nuts, olives, rhubarb, and coconuts
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Last updated: June 2, 2016
First submittedDecember 12, 2013
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Results
Fruit
6,348
Lemon
2,803
Orange
2,602
Apple
2,512
Lime
1,659
Pineapple
1,425
Cherry
Results
Fruit
1,346
Banana
1,185
Strawberry
1,159
Cranberry
665
Blueberry
643
Raspberry
596
Peach
Results
Fruit
553
Plum
552
Grape
515
Mango
386
Apricot
365
Date
311
Pear
Results
Fruit
181
Blackberry
159
Watermelon
124
Pomegranate
110
Fig
110
Grapefruit
94
Kiwi
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level 77
Feb 1, 2014
oh man, I missed banana. :P But I'm probably just pointing this out to make myself sound smart and sophisticated.
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level 62
Feb 1, 2014
Bravo, kalba, on the self-effacing quip!
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level 76
Sep 9, 2016
But the instructions were the most popular fruits in recipes. Aside from lemon meringue pie, lemonade, and lemon bars, lemon juice is used in tons of other recipes both sweet and savory, to add a bit of acid.
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level 37
Feb 1, 2014
A Fig?!
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level 83
Jul 15, 2014
Yep, after all a cookie is just a cookie, but a fig newton is fruit and cake.
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level 49
Sep 9, 2016
hahaha
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level 42
Sep 9, 2016
Figs are popular in Asia and Africa...not so much in Europe and North America
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level 69
Sep 9, 2016
I live in Catalonia (Southern Europe) and figs are very popular here!
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level 42
Sep 9, 2016
Figs are popular in Europe.
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level 21
Sep 9, 2016
Figs are popular in cooking in the UK! Not that I like them..
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level 67
Sep 13, 2016
I love Fig Jam, especially with some chunks of ginger. I also like eating Figs fresh or glazed. There are plenty grown here in South Australia.
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level 54
Mar 22, 2019
i love figs
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level 66
Mar 6, 2018
And that despite Jesus cursing them!
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level 41
Mar 28, 2018
A Fig Is A Veg
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level 49
Feb 1, 2014
If we're talking about fruit in the traditional sense rather than the botanical sense, shouldn't you include "rhubarb" at 188 recipes?
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level 58
Sep 9, 2016
Rhubarb is used in a lot of recipes that also call for fruit, but I can't say that I've ever heard it actually regarded as a fruit, much less debated to be one the way tomatoes/avocados/squash/etc., are. It's just that one vegetable-y thing that GOES with fruit.
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level 43
Feb 1, 2014
I find it hard to believe that passionfruit is less "popular" than pomegranates and cranberries.
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level 24
Feb 1, 2014
What is a passion fruit? Maybe that's why most people have never heard of them.
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level 61
Feb 3, 2014
Maybe you know passion fruit by the name maracuja. Where I come from that's probably known better.
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level 80
Jul 8, 2014
Passionfruit is also called lilikoi in Hawaii and Physalis in France (and probably other countries as well)
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level 44
Sep 9, 2016
I thought physalis was a STI :)
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level 49
Mar 6, 2018
Physalis is a genus of plants.. In the US and Mexico its called a tomatillo, if you exclude botanical definition of fruits, then it would be akin to a tomato..
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level 62
Jun 18, 2019
Physalis is something totally different, passionfruit comes from the plant passiflora and is a climbing vine that can grow large and high, and physalis, get 40 cm max and has little orange lampoons..

I have them in my garden. and really the two plants could hardly be more distinct. A passionflower does have a lot of similarities with clematis

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level 62
Jun 18, 2019
@pacogee physalis is indeed a part of the nightshade family just like the tomato (and potato and tobacco &others)
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level 77
Feb 2, 2014
You see cranberries in a lot of recipes in the US. Over here in Saudi Arabia pomegranates are used all the time especially in desserts but it's also just a very popular flavor in general. I don't think I've ever seen a recipe calling for passion fruit before- I see them used mostly in making smoothies or odd-flavored beverages. Maybe chewing gum.
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level 67
Oct 1, 2015
Here in Australia Passion Fruit are often used in recipes, used in Pavlovas, fruit salad, in icing on cakes, in cheesecakes etc etc........
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level 72
Jun 7, 2016
Mmmm...pavlova....
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level 76
Sep 9, 2016
In the US pomegranates became popular a few years ago for their juice, which is supposed to be another "new" superfood. I see pom juice everywhere in the stores now, but I only see the fruits during the Christmas season. (I live in a rural area. That probably makes a difference.)
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level 62
Sep 11, 2016
I LOVE passion fruit (growing in my garden) and I LOVE pomegranates (not grown here in New Zealand).
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level 70
Aug 7, 2016
Much harder to find than the other two in most of the US...wish that wasn't the case.
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level 11
Feb 8, 2014
I find this quiz soooo hard lol
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level 73
Mar 23, 2014
Intelligence is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.
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level 44
May 11, 2014
Or to make it into an ice-cream flavor :~
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level 50
Jun 20, 2014
I LOVE that quote!
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level 49
Mar 6, 2018
as a botanist, I hate this quote, as all seed pods are fruits.. :)
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level 67
Jun 12, 2018
Charisma is being able to sell a tomato-based fruit salad.
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level 82
May 19, 2014
Only missed cranberry. My culture never counted berries as fruit, they are just berries, which obviously is a whole different thing from fruit. :P
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level 67
Jan 17, 2018
Well then how did you get the other berries on the list? :P
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level 62
Jun 18, 2019
they dont count strawberry raspberry and blackberry as berries. Nor cherry (is that considered a berry in uk/us?)
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level 3
Apr 3, 2015
I got it on the first try I am doing it again I remember the answers (I have a good memory) (I am not bragging) (people good luck) (I hope the comments say the answers!!!!:p :) ;)
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level 76
Nov 17, 2015
Where do normal melons come on this list?
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level 67
Dec 22, 2015
Same place as the 'abnormal' melons.
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level ∞
Jun 2, 2016
Cantaloupe had 78 results. Honeydew had 43.
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level 63
Sep 9, 2016
Did you include rock melon in your search for cantaloupe?
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level 14
Apr 13, 2016
berries are not fruits!! thank you
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level 66
Jun 4, 2016
Did you even read the quiz descriptions?
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level 82
Jun 6, 2016
Hey Quizmaster, could we have a category for recently reset quizzes?
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level 44
Sep 3, 2016
Missed cherry and pomegranate, whoops... lol
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level 62
Sep 9, 2016
I got lemon and lime with about 2 seconds left...
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level 60
Sep 9, 2016
You realize that tomato is a fruit, right?
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level 61
Sep 9, 2016
You realize that quizzes on this site have additional Information right under their title?
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level 21
Sep 9, 2016
It says at the top thatWe are not counting peppers, tomatoes, pumpkins, avocados or anything which can possibly be seen as a veggie
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level 49
Mar 6, 2018
its an incorrect quiz, tho, through a botany prospective, since all these are off of plants, its a very bad quiz.
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level 62
Jun 18, 2019
the quiz cant be incorrect. If i make a quiz and call it "boys names with the exclusion of the letter m" The quiz is not wrong for not showing answers that start with an m.

in this cases I guess some are excluded to keep the fighting in the comment section to a minimum ( and the amount of suggestions "fix this!" "add this" etc the quizmaster gets)

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level 68
Sep 9, 2016
It seems to me that if you can't have tomatoes you shouldn't have water melons.
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level 63
Sep 9, 2016
How do you figure that? Tomatoes are savoury. Watermelons are sweet.
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level 47
Sep 9, 2016
Surely Tomato and Avocado should be in the top???
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level 21
Sep 9, 2016
We are not counting peppers, tomatoes, pumpkins, avocados or anything which can possibly be seen as a veggie
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level 62
Jun 18, 2019
If the caveat wasnt there yes. Definitely in my home.. I eat those more than the "regular fruit" like bananas oranges and apples.

And hey... where is cucumber by the way !! ;)

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level 49
Sep 9, 2016
I need to eat more fruit.
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level 63
Sep 9, 2016
Totally forgot bananas! Oops.
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level 51
Sep 9, 2016
Wow, I got almost everything, including Date and Fig but missed Apple . . .
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level 71
Sep 9, 2016
Passion fruit is becoming increasingly common as an ingredient in higher end bakeries and fancy baking cookbooks. It is also, unfortunately, still relatively hard to find in grocery stores, even in a foodie metropolis like San Francisco. I suspect it will make a run for this list in a few years time.
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level 62
Jun 18, 2019
they have it here, several years now, but quite expensive!
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level 21
Sep 9, 2016
No coconut?
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level 62
Jun 18, 2019
read description
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level 37
Sep 10, 2016
Anything cherry or grape flavoured tastes artificial and gross. Cherries and grapes are some of my faviroute fruits, but just don't use them to flavour things. Especially grape soda and that horrid cherry coke stuff eugh
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level 43
Sep 11, 2016
Artificial grape flavor is the absolute worst!
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level 62
Sep 11, 2016
I completely agree! Real cherries and grapes, grown here in NZ, in season, are absolutely delicious. But those artificial grape and cherry flavours - YUK! Gross.
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level 67
Jun 12, 2018
I love cherry flavored soda, but it tastes nothing at all like actual cherries. To be fair though, that's true of strawberries as well.
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level 68
Sep 10, 2016
You might want to mention that berries are also included. The definition of fruit is quite arbitrary as it is, and it never crossed my mind to try the berries. Nice quiz otherwise!
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level 67
Sep 13, 2016
If you went into a café and they had a list of 'Fruit Milk Shakes' ......namely / Strawberry / Raspberry/ Cherry/ Banana etc. Would you go to the manager and complain that berrys are not fruits?
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level 49
Oct 11, 2016
I missed lemon :(
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level 40
Feb 18, 2017
Please accept Melon for watermelon
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level 54
Feb 18, 2017
I didn't know date was a fruit. (Though it was a veggie)
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level 49
Mar 6, 2018
dates are fruit/seeds from palm trees pretty much. :)
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level 44
Mar 1, 2017
Is it common to refer to berries as fruits? Every time I notice somebody does that I'm stunned, but apparently berries are fruits "in the traditional sense".
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level 64
Oct 31, 2017
YEAH 24/24!
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level 57
Dec 12, 2017
Quizmaster; you pluralized tomato and avocado differently! Also, I think a coconut is a fruit in all ways except semantically.
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level 56
Mar 30, 2018
I agree, coconuts are fruit
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level 67
Jan 17, 2018
A few people have mentioned it already, but passionfruit should definitely be included. My search on allrecipes.com for it brought up 513 results.
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level 65
Mar 6, 2018
Accept "dactyl" for "date" maybe?
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level 62
Jun 18, 2019
pterodactyl??
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level 60
Mar 6, 2018
Can't believe bacon and chocolate are not on the list!! :)
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level 28
Mar 24, 2018
suprised to see lemon and lime?
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level 62
Jun 18, 2019
it is not most favorite fruit to eat ( as is) but to cook with
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level 31
Jun 7, 2018
Damn... Fig! I am Greek, I should be ashamed I missed that one.
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level 62
Jun 18, 2019
I tried olive... guess that is a vegetable now?? hahah or a nut ... pff
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level 38
Jun 12, 2018
People must want sour fruit now. I am so surprised that Lemon topped the list
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level 67
Jul 5, 2018
Like this quiz?...... try my Fruit / Veg / Nut Picture quiz ...here it is
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level 35
Sep 7, 2018
I tried kumquat, melon and cantaloupe
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level 65
Dec 11, 2018
Traditional? What is this BS?
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level 45
Dec 30, 2018
How in the world did I miss peach and pear?
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level 59
Oct 5, 2019
What about dingleberries?