Fun Brainteasers: How Many Fruits Did the Boy Have?

Test your knowledge about food with this fun brain teaser.

A boy kept 3 Mangoes, 6 Eggs, 1 Tomato, 2 Apples and 5 Oranges in his bag.

How many fruits does he have in total?

– 14

– 15

– 11

– 10

Let’s see how many are knowledgeable to get it right.


The catch here is simple if you know it.

Tomato is a fruit. Yes

As per Wikipedia; “Botanically, a tomato is a fruit: the ovary, together with its seeds, of a flowering plant. However, the tomato has a much lower sugar content than other edible fruits, and is therefore not as sweet. Typically served as part of a salad or main course of a meal, rather than at dessert, it is considered a “culinary vegetable”. One exception is that tomatoes are treated as a fruit in home canning practices: they are acidic enough to process in a water bath rather than a pressure cooker as vegetables require. Tomatoes are not the only food source with this ambiguity: avocados, green beans, eggplants, cucumbers, and squashes of all kinds (such as zucchini and pumpkins) are all technically fruits, yet cooked as vegetables.”

So you have to count it as well so the answer is C – 11.

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