View Are Olives A Fruit
PNG. The complication is that what a botanist calls a fruit is not the same as what normal people normally call fruit. An olive, just like a plum or a cherry, is a fruit.
So fruit isn't part of the plant itself, but a reproductive part growing from the plant. Botanically olives are a fruit. Olives have a hard pit or stone, which contains the seed for future olive trees, making these salty snacks a fruit in the eyes of science.
The olive (olea europaea) is the fruit of the olive tree.
Under the proper conditions, an olive tree will begin bearing a harvestable amount of fruit at about 4 or 5 years old. In culinary terms, however, olives are like those other fruit, tomatoes, and are treated as a vegetable: It has olive oil, one of the fattiest cooking oils in use, even more than palm. The salty, bitter, and sometimes fruity taste of olives is mainly due to preserving techniques used to cure olives.