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List of fruits
Fruits are nature's treasure or rather nature's gift to human beings. Fruits are the tastiest of all healthy foods. They are healthy because they contain all the essential nutrients like vitamins, minerals and sugar, that are required by human beings on a regular basis. Fresh fruits, in their natural form, are also easy to digest, as compared to nutritional supplements. Therefore, fruits can be consumed by people of any age group.

When asked to define a fruit, most of us will suggest that a fruit is that component of a plant which has a pulpy flesh, which often tastes sweet, tangy, sour or even sharp. Secondly, fruits have attractive colors and can be classified into different types. However, in botany, a fruit is defined as the one that contains seeds and is derived from a flower. Fruits, indirectly aid in reproduction through the process of seed dispersal.

If you take a look at the botanical definition of fruits, you will note that several vegetables can also be categorized into the 'fruit' group. This is indeed true. There are several vegetables that are botanically fruits. However, here we have mentioned only those that can be traditionally classified into the 'fruits' category. If you are looking for a list of all fruits with pictures, then you are at the right place. Mentioned below are the different kinds of fruits grown in the world.

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Fleshy Fruits

Fleshy fruits, as the name suggests, have a soft pulpy wall, with seeds at the center. They have a soft edible part in between their outer cover and the seeds. This is a vast category of fruits and more than half of the known fruits are categorized into this group of fruits. An apple or a pear are excellent examples of fleshy fruits. It should also be noted that other types of fruits like dried fruits, citrus fruits and melons form a subpart of this larger group of fleshy fruits.

Apples
Apple
Apricot
Apricot
Avocado
Avocado
Cherry
Cherry
Dragon Fruit
Dragon Fruit
Lychee
Lychee
Mango
Mango
Olive
Olive
Papaya
Papaya
Peach
Peach
Pear
Pear
Plum
Plum

Dried Fruits

Dried fruits are also categorized under the fleshy fruits group. When we say dried fruits, we often think of cashews, walnuts and almonds. However, apart from these, there are several other fruits that can be categorized as dried fruits. In simplest words, dried fruits can be defined as fruits that are dried naturally or mechanically in order to remove their original water content. Apart from the usual dried fruits (nuts and seeds), several other fruits like apples, peaches, apricots, etc. are also dried and used for culinary purposes.

Almonds
Almond
Brazil nuts
Brazil Nut
Cashews
Cashew
Chestnuts
Chestnut
Dates
Date
Fig
Fig
Hazelnuts
Hazelnut
Macadamia nuts
Macadamia Nut
Prune
Prune
Pistachio
Pistachio
Raisins
Raisin
Walnut
Walnut

Citrus Fruits

Citrus fruits are the ones that belong to the genus 'Citrus'. They are acidic, juicy and usually have a sharp taste. All citrus fruits are rich sources of vitamin C which is required by the body to carry out different functions. Citrus fruits also have detoxifying properties, and hence, are used in some detoxification diet plans like the Master Cleanse (lemonade diet).

Clementine
Clementine
Grapefruit
Grapefruit
Kumquat
Kumquat
Lemon
Lemon
Lime
Lime
Mandarin
Mandarin
Minneola Tangelo
Minneola Tangelo
Orange
Orange
Pomelo
Pomelo
Sweety
Sweety
Tangerine
Tangerine
Ugli
Ugli

Melons

There is a lot of debate on whether melon is a fruit or a vegetable. Scientifically, a melon is a fruit (based on the definition mentioned above). However, the confusion lies because of the fact that melons, cucumbers, squash, etc. belong to the same family, i.e., gourds. Watermelon, cantaloupe, etc. are examples of melons, which are categorized as fruits. Melons are also classified into the broad category of fleshy fruits because they have an edible pulpy flesh.

Cantaloupe
Cantaloupe
Honeydew
Honeydew
Squash
Squash
Watermelon
Watermelon

Multiple Fruits

Multiple fruits are called so because they are developed from multiple flowers. Every single flower produces a fruit, which is then assembled naturally as a whole. Therefore, what we see as a whole fruit is actually a bunch of fruits. One of the classic examples of multiple flowers is pineapple. Some berries like the strawberry also belong to this category of fruits.

Breadfruit
Breadfruit
Jackfruit
Jackfruit
Osage-orange
Osage-orange
Pineapple
Pineapple

Berries

Berries also belong to the larger group of fruits, i.e., fleshy fruits as they have a pulpy flesh. However, scientifically speaking, berries are fruits that have a pulpy flesh with one or more seeds embedded in it. In that case, a tomato or a banana is also considered as a berry. Whereas, a strawberry is not actually a berry because it has seeds on the outer part of its cover. Berries are extensively used for culinary purposes.

Acai berry
Acai Berry
Barberries
Barberries
Bearberries
Bearberries
Blackberries
Blackberries
Blueberries
Blueberries
Boysenberries
Boysenberries
Cranberries
Cranberry
Elderberries
Elderberry
Gooseberries
Gooseberry
Grapes
Grapes
Juniper berries
Juniper Berry
Kiwi
Kiwi
Raspberries
Raspberry
Red Currants
Red Currant
Salmonberry
Salmonberry
Sea-buckthorn Berries
Sea-buckthorn
Strawberries
Strawberry

Miscellaneous Fruits

Here are some miscellaneous fruits with pictures that can be categorized into either of the above-mentioned categories. For e.g., the banana is a fleshy fruit, while blackcurrant, crowberries and goji berries are berries. The fruits mentioned here are native to only certain parts of the world and are not grown all over.
Banana
Banana
Blackcurrant
Blackcurrant
Coconut
Coconut
Goji berries
Goji Berry
Passion fruit
Passion Fruit

Apart from the list mentioned above, there are several other fruits found in the world. Therefore, in order to have a full list of fruits, you can also include fruits like bilberry, chokeberries, chokecherry, cloudberry, hawthorn, huckleberries, Indian plum (jujube), lingonberries, loganberries, marionberries, mulberries, nannyberry, nectarines, ollaliberries, pomegranate, rhubarb, serviceberries, tayberries, wild rose, etc. in the list. But, hundreds of varieties of fruits are found on the Earth; and most of them are unknown as they are grown only in native places. Therefore, compiling the complete list is quite difficult.

This was an extensive list of fruits along with their pictures. By and large, everyone loves fruits. They are healthy and should definitely be included in the daily diet. Also, remember the cliché, An apple (any fruit) a day keeps the doctor away!