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Photo of bananas.

Fruit starting with B

Sweet fruit (and a vegetable or two!) from all around the world.

Bis forBanana

Scientific name: musa acuminata and musa balbisiana
The banana is a tropical fruit and is eaten all over the world. Bananas can be eaten raw, cooked, or used in other foods like cake. The bananas in the picture are on a plate.
Photo of bell peppers
Scientific name: capsicum annuum
The bell pepper is a medium sized fruit that ranges in colour from green to yellow to red. Unlike their cousins the chili, bell peppers are mild and sweet and are often eaten raw in salads, or cooked on pizza. Bell peppers are also called capsicums.
Scientific name: rubus fruticosus
Blackberries are the fruit of a very thorny plant closely related to the raspberry. They spread quickly by sending roots under the ground that then sprout new plants. They can easily get unmanageable and are hard to keep under control because of the thorns. Today, you can buy thornless blackberries. Blackberries are most often used to make jam.
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Scientific name: ribes nigrum
Blackcurrents are a small berry related to redcurrants and gooseberries. They are used mainly for their juice, and made into drinks or cordials. Blackcurrents have a very, very high vitamin C content, with 100 grams of the fruit providing 3 times what you need each day.
Photo of blueberries
Scientific name: vaccinium cyanococcus
The blueberry is the fruit of a small bush. You can eat them fresh, but they are also sold frozen, dried and puréed. You can use blueberries in jams, pies, muffins, snack foods, and cereals.