What do Humans Have in Common With Fruits and Vegetables?

We all know that eating fruits and vegetables is good for our health. Beyond that, and sinking our teeth into them to enjoy the flavor, we don’t really consider them being good for much of anything else.



But just for fun…


Let’s explore what people have in common with fruits and vegetables.





Things people have in common with fruits and vegetables.


Generically speaking


  • We grow from a fertilized seed.

  • We need food and water to live.

  • We come in all shapes and sizes.

  • We come in many different colors.

  • We are capable of bearing fruit.

  • We need the sun and rain for survival.

  • We drown from too much water; and we dry up from too much sun.

  • We can succumb to diseases, contact skin conditions; or be bit by insects, etc.

  • We are dependent on God and nature for our survival.


Comparatively speaking


(You may have to use your imagination a bit here)


We have a body…

Plants have a stem and trees have a trunk.



We have arms, legs, hands and feet…

Fruit trees have branches, plants have leaves, and they both have roots.


We are from many different nationalities and cultures…

Some fruit grow on trees, some on bushes; and some vegetables have edible leaves, some bear fruit; and the roots are the edible part, in others.


We are individuals and have different needs and desires…

Plant species vary.  Some may need direct sunlight; others require shade.  Some need an abundance of water to survive; others require very little.  They also have preferences for different kinds of soil.  Some like sandy soil, some prefer clay (for the minerals); others do well in loam; while some may like a more acid soil.


Individually speaking.





We have eyes.



Potatoes have eyes.


We have skin.  Potatoes have skin.


  • Some of us have skin close to the color of a white potato.

  • Some of us have skin close to the color of a red potato.


We grow old and wrinkled before we die.

Potatoes grow old and wrinkled before they sprout and rot.









We have ears.  Corn has ears.


We have hair.  Corn has silk.



We have clothing.  Corn has husks.


We have teeth.  Corn has grains. (Stretch your imagination)






We have belly buttons.  Apples have something that looks like a belly button.




We have skin.  Apples have skin.


Some of us tend to be more round.  Apples are round.







Some of us are more comfortable clustering in a group.  Grapes grow in clusters.


We come in different colors.  Grapes can be purple, green and red.


We have different personalities.  Grapes may be sweet, sour, or bitter.





Some of our skins are yellow, brown, or black.  Banana skin can be yellow, brown or black.


Some of us have freckles.  Bananas sometimes have freckles.


Some of us are tall and thin.  Bananas are long and narrow.


Some of us like to be part of the group.  Bananas grow in clusters.  (or hands)


Sometimes we are “green” when learning a new task.  Bananas are green when they are new, too.



Nutritional Content in Bananas – Surprising!














We cluster together.  Broccoli clusters together


We are sometimes lumpy.  Broccoli is lumpy






Sometimes we have strong odors.  Onions have a strong odor.




Their odor is so strong they make us cry when we cut them up.


We have faces. Sometimes onions have faces.











Some of us are tall and thin.  Cucumbers are long and thin.


We have skin.  Cucumbers have peels.


We like to cut up sometimes.  But sometimes we cut up cucumbers.






Our body is made up of 50 to 70% water. Tomatoes are 93.5 % water.  (They have us beat)











In an elevator or other close space; we are sandwiched together.  And who doesn’t enjoy a fresh tomato sandwich.  Yummy.





Eating tomatoes, cucumbers and other high water content fruits and vegetables can help hydrate us and flush out impurities.  Don’t forget to drink lots of water too.


Our Body Needs Water


I could go on and on.  There are many other fruits and vegetables that we could compare.  I will let them to your imagination.  Perhaps you would like to come up with your own, and let the readers know how you would compare them with humans.  Please feel free to use the comment section below for comments and questions that are relevant to this post.  I would love to hear your thoughts.


This post was “just for fun” to give you a little chuckle.  It is vitally important, however, to get plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet.  I hope this has encouraged you to remember to include them in your diet.


Thanks for stopping by.  Come again soon.  I love company and my door is always open.


At your service,






8 thoughts on “What do Humans Have in Common With Fruits and Vegetables?

  1. Jeannie, I agree with the last comment. Great article! It was lots of fun. The part I liked best your making a human face from fruit. This explained in second the intent of the whole article, don’t you think? It is funny how faces can reveal so much about we humans. In the human face you can see pain, a lair, love, sadness, hunger, anger, depression and fear and so much more. In your case, I saw fun, laughter and happiness in your story. I’m curious, do you have a mission statement for your blog? What is your goal?

    • Hi Rod. 

      I love your comment!  You really seem to have captured my intent.  I love how you went on to explain how we can see so much in a human face.  I’m glad you enjoyed the post and saw fun, laughter and happiness in it.

      My goal is to provide helpful and enjoyable information for all aspects of senior life. I have broken it down into categories.  Health posts, has subcategories of physical, mental and spiritual health.  Then there is a “Just for Fun” category; under which this post falls.  There are also my WA posts, which for now at least; are under “Top Posts”.

      Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you come back soon.  I love company; and my door is always open.


  2. With the title of the page in mind, Extra Income for Retirees, I was wondering exactly when that topic would be broached. In any case, the fruits and vegetables ditty was highly entertaining. I even learned some produce trivia I didn’t know before.

    I was looking for a topic link and when I didn’t find it, I searched all the posts. When I located the WA info, I found it to be well thought out and engaging. As a business web site, that information will need to a bit easier to find. Speaking as one who will be retiring soon, I can see the value in what you’ve put together. Is there a way to bring Wealthy Affiliate more to the more?

    • Hi Mitch.

      I actually started this out as a site to promote WA.  It just sort of blossomed into whatever it is today.  I’m glad you enjoyed the post.  This post was under my category “Just for Fun”.  I didn’t feel it was the place to promote WA.  My main objective is to help retired people with helpful information dealing with all aspects of their lives.

      Promoting WA is a part of this site; but not the whole objective.  Perhaps I can find a way to make all my posts easier to find.  I’m glad you found the information on my site to be of value.

      Thanks for stopping by.  Come back again soon.


  3. Hi Jeannie,
    This was such a fun post and so brilliant that I don’t think adding my own fruit would it justice.
    Instead I thought about some of the nonsense that I read on twitter or face book. Have you ever thought of making mini posts out of your blog and having them on twitter or face book?
    I think people would really enjoy them. I know I did.

    However, if you really push me I guess I would choose how people are like tomatoes. Some consider tomatoes to be fruit, others say tomatoes are most certainly vegetables. Well, some people are like tomatoes in that it’s hard to pin point their personality.

    • Thanks for taking the time to read and comment so kindly.  I am always pleased when people enjoy my posts. 

      I have considered making smaller posts for face book and twitter.  I may get around to that some day.

      I loved your analogy about tomatoes.  I’m not even sure if I am a fruit or a vegetable myself, so how are other people going to know.  Lol.

      Thanks for stopping by.  Come back again soon.  I love company.


  4. Cute article. It made me smile and it made me think about how great you immagination is. I think I won’t see vegeterians the same way anymore. I’ll direct them to this article and then have an argument to make them feel carnivors. Jokes aside I really enjoyed it and it made me fell like goin to eat some fruit!

    • Hi. 

      I’m glad you enjoyed my little flight into imaginary territory. Lol. You have to use you imagination sometimes, or it will rust up and you will forget how to use it. Lol. This was just for fun; but I hope people are reminded to eat more fruit and vegetables.

      Thanks for stopping by to read and comment. I hope you come again soon. I love company and my door is always open. 


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