Every outdoor music festival involves food. For some reason, we can’t watch live music without eating, just as we’re unable to watch television without stuffing our faces. However, if you’re thinking of catching a country or Christian music festival – for instance – before going back to school, you may want to have all your food facts straight.
Nora Landis-Shack, who writes for Foodbeast, has come across what some people might find shocking when it comes to food categories. It’s true, the common conception of a berry is that of a small, edible – and oh so tasty – fruit. However, if you want to get all official about it, a technically berry is actually a fleshy fruit produced from a single ovary. (Sounds a little sexual, eh?) Okay, are you sitting down? This makes such things as oranges, kumquats and even – say it ain’t so! – tomatoes members of the berry family! Try making fruit punch out of that mixture! I dare you!
Such are the long buried facts about berries.