Chili peppers are spicy… fruits!? Yes, they are actually fruits. You may think that all fruits are sweet, but chili peppers and a lot of other foods are actually fruits! Chili peppers are usually thought as vegetables, but they are considered fruits because of the type of plant they come from. They come from flowering plants and have seeds inside of them. Those characteristics makes a fruit, a fruit! Chili peppers DO come from a flowering plant and DO have seeds inside of them. That is why chili peppers are actually fruits!