Is it a Vegetable or a Fruit?

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Fruits are the most organic and natural gifts that humans should indulge in. Fruit are a natural source of so many vitamins and minerals that can help us become the best versions of ourselves. Fruits can be deemed as a seed bearing item in flowering plants that usually form in the ovary of plants. Fruits are normally edible in their rawest of forms. The most commonly mistaken vegetable/fruit is the tomato. Yes, the tomato. Fruits commonly have seeds in them and that is the distinct feature when trying to differentiate the difference between fruit and vegetables. Many people try to class fruits as sweet and that is another mistake people make, some fruits actually have the potential to be savoury.

Looking at a closer view people would consider bell peppers to be vegetables because of their lack of sweetness however research shows that botanically speaking fruits are the part of flowering plants that contain the seeds and are by means fruits. Bell peppers and tomatoes aren’t the only culprit, “vegetables” such as eggplant, pumpkins cucumbers and squash are all part of the conspiracy. Due to the culinary uses and stigma placed against these fresh produce are labeled as vegetables in your local produce section. Remember the taste of the fresh produce is what us as humans use to distinguish between vegetables and fruits.

The differentiation doesn’t only stop there in terms of fruit. Many people get the wrong idea when it comes to fruit and class them together because of their name. Did you know bananas are actually berries? As you should know (because you should have been eating your bananas) bananas carry extremely small seeds. Bananas qualify as berries because the seeds are found on the inside of the fruit. Berries are further differentiated by the fact that they represent any fruit which is collectively produced from one ovary and in this case bananas fit the bill.

Let’s look at another berry that isn’t what it may appear to be. A strawberry is a fruit that is filled with antioxidants and vitamin C and can also be served as an aphrodisiac. Technically speaking strawberries should be classed as an “aggregate fruit” an aggregate fruit is a fruit that has been formed over time and derived from the same flower. Fruits that we should know as berries are also kiwi, watermelon and avocados.

 

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    • Roryy
    • November 11, 2016
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    So are peppers fruits or vegetable?!?!?

    • Papa P
    • November 11, 2016
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    im more interested in this than anything. who can really decide

    • Karley
    • November 11, 2016
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    fruits are best raw. veggies arent. thats how i decide…….

    • Alivia
    • November 11, 2016
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    i love them all but this debate gives me a headache

    • Lucy McD
    • November 11, 2016
    Reply

    i dont care what yoou think, if im dipping it in caramel… its a fruit

    • Aaron
    • November 11, 2016
    Reply

    @LucyMcD that made me laugh. youre not wrong

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