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Fruit and Vegetable Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

Free fruit and vegetable trivia questions with the answers.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

What are the two vegetables used to make vichyssoise?
A:  Leek and Potato

A dish served" A la Crecy" is garnished with what?
A:  Carrots

What is the Latin name for grapefruit?
A: Citrus Grandis

What is the main ingredient of sauce Lyonnaise?
A:  Onions

What kind of fruit is a pearmain?
A:  Apple

What is the name of the vegetable that is also a flower ?
A: Broccoli

Which state produces the most potatoes ?
A: Idaho

 

What kind of fruit is a kumquat?
A:  Small Orange

Onions owe their distinctive smell to what, taken in when growing?
A:  Sulphur

What vegetable gets its name from old French / Latin for milk?
A:  Lettuce

Name the country that grew the first orange?
A:  China

What is the world's most popular green vegetable is what?
A: Lettuce

What was the original name for Garlic?
A: The Spear Leek

 

Which vegetable got its name from a precious stone?
A:  Onion - In Latin unio means large pearl

The Chinese apple is also known as what type of fruit?
A:  Pomegranate

A Munster plum is what type of food?
A:  Potato

The main ingredient in Borsch is what?
A:  Beetroot

The Italian Date is a common name of what fruit?
A:  Tamarind

What do you add to vegetables to make the dish salmagundi?
A:  Duck or Chicken

 

What  fruit has more protein than any other?
A: Avocado

Nectarines are one of many fruits that can be easily what?
A: Stewed.

Many "vegetables" in culinary parlance are botanical fruits, including what?
A: The bell pepper, cucumber, eggplant, green bean, okra, pumpkin, squash, tomato, and zucchini.

Olive fruit is pressed for what?
A: Olive oil.

Spices like allspice, black pepper, paprika, and vanilla are derived from what?
A: berries.

Fresh fruits are generally high in what?
A: Fiber, vitamin C, and water.

 

Bayberry fruits provide a wax often used to make what?
A: Candles.

Fruits of opium poppy are the source of opium, which contains what drugs?
A: Codeine and morphine, as well as the biologically inactive chemical theabaine from which the drug oxycodone is synthesized.

Osage orange fruits are used to repel what?
A: Cockroaches.

Dried gourds are used as what?
A: Bird houses, cups, decorations, dishes, musical instruments, and water jugs.

The spiny fruit of burdock or cocklebur inspired the invention of what?
A: Velcro.

Coir fiber from coconut shells is used for what?
A: Brushes, doormats, floor tiles, insulation, mattresses, sacking, and as a growing medium for container plants.

 

What should be done to all fruits and vegetables before eating?
A: They should be rinsed.

Fruits and vegetables should be kept separate from what?
A: Raw foods like meat, poultry, and seafood.

All cut, peeled, or cooked fruits and vegetables should be refrigerated within how long?
A: Two hours.

Fruit allergies make up about what percentage of all food related allergies?
A: About 10%.

The meaning of "vegetable" as a "plant grown for food" was not established until when?
A: The 18th century.

In 1767, the word was specifically used to mean what?
A: A "plant cultivated for food, an edible herb or root".

 

The year 1955 saw the first use of what shortened, slang term?
A: "veggie".

Vegetables play an important role in human what?
A: Nutrition.

During storage, leafy vegetables lose what?
A: Moisture, and the vitamin C in them degrades rapidly.

Beans are high in what?
A: Protein, complex carbohydrates, folate, and iron.

By the Middle Ages, cabbage had become a prominent part of what?
A: European cuisine.

What country has the highest annual per capita consumption of cabbage at 20 kilograms (44 lb)?
A: Russia.

 

Cabbage is a rich source of what two vitamins?
A: Vitamin C and vitamin K.

What are root vegetables?
A: Root vegetables are underground plant parts eaten by humans as food.

Root vegetables are generally storage organs, enlarged to store what?
A: Energy in the form of carbohydrates.

Many root vegetables keep well in root cellars, lasting how long?
A: Several months.

How many species of plants with edible leaves are known?
A: Nearly one thousand.

The vitamin K content of leaf vegetables is particularly what?
A: High.

 

If leaves are cooked for food, they may be referred to as what?
A: Boiled greens.

Celery seed is also used as a what?
A: A spice and its extracts have been used in herbal medicine.

Celery, onions, and bell peppers are the "what" of Louisiana Creole and Cajun cuisine?
A: Holy trinity.

The seeds can be ground and mixed with salt, to produce what?
A: Celery salt.

Celery is among a small group of foods (headed by peanuts) that appear to provoke what?
A: The most severe allergic reactions.

Potatoes were introduced to Europe in the second half of the 16th century by whom?
A: The Spanish.

 

How many potato varieties are there worldwide?
A: There are about 5,000.

Potatoes are used to brew alcoholic beverages such as what?
A: Vodka, poitín, or akvavit.

Potato starch is used in the food industry as a what?
A: A thickener and binder for soups and sauces.

Potato skins, along with honey, are a folk remedy for what in India?
A: Burns.