What Are Some Examples of Noncitrus Fruits?

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Some examples of noncitrus fruit include apples, bananas, strawberries and grapes. Noncitrus fruits are any fruits that do not come from the trees of the genus Citrus. Citrus fruits tend to be acidic and include oranges, lemons, pomelos, grapefruits and limes.

Taxonomically, a fruit is any seed-bearing tissue produced by a plant, while a citrus fruit is specifically a fruit that comes from a species in the Citrus genus. Accordingly, there are many more examples of noncitrus fruits than citrus fruits. Many culinary vegetables are technically considered fruits, including eggplants, tomatoes, squash and cucumbers, which would also be classified as noncitrus fruits.