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What's The Difference Between Fruits & Vegetables?  
User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1524 posts, RR: 9
Posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4345 times:

Do you know what it is?

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User currently offlineLee From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4340 times:

isnt it that fruits have seeds inside them?

User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4340 times:

The answer depends on who you are: a scientist? a greengrocer? I'll give you the botanist's answer:
A fruit is the ripened (swollen) ovary of a flower. The ovary ripens when the ovules inside have been fertilized. Seeds of flowering plants always are found inside fruits.

Botanists generally don't use the word vegetable to mean a plant or even a plant part. The basic parts are roots, stems, leaves flowers/fruit/seeds. Vegetable is a grocery store term: Tomatoes are called vegetables to distinguish them from the sweeter fruits like peaches. Carrots are called vegetables but the part we eat is of course a root.

In horticulture people talk about growing "flowers and vegetables" but that doesn't really make sense: tomatoes and peppers are flowering plants!


User currently offlineBudyboy From United States of America, joined May 2005, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4320 times:

And interestingly, tomatoes are fruits. But people think they are vegetables anyway. And many many years ago people thought they were poisonous and lots of Italians think they came from Italy, when in fact they originate in South America. How about that for some totally useless information.

User currently offlineFlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4604 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4318 times:

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 2):
A fruit is the ripened (swollen) ovary of a flower. The ovary ripens when the ovules inside have been fertilized. Seeds of flowering plants always are found inside fruits.

What about courgettes or eggplants? They have seeds on the inside and they are vegetables...

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 2):
Tomatoes are called vegetables

Tomatoes are fruits! I had that at the Pub-Quiz recently Big grin



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User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4106 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4307 times:

It has to do iwh the part of the plant they are. A fruit is something that the plant "produces" such as berries, or tomatoes. Any other part you eat is a vegetable. At least that's how I think of it...I don't know any fruits that grow out of the ground, they are always attached to a leaf or a vine or something, where in some cases a vegetable could be the entire plant.

User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4300 times:

Strawberries have external seeds.

User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5111 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4295 times:

The old wive's tale I always heard was fruit are produced above ground and vegetables below.

True or not? I have no idea.....



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User currently offlineFokker Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4286 times:

Completely unscientific on my part, but here goes my opinion. Remember it's just an opinion.
I consider it a fruit if we are inclined to spit out or not eat the seeds for actual nutrition. Watermelon, pumpkins, cucumbers, zucchini, strawberries, tomatoes, apples, stuff like that.

I consider it a vegetable if we eat the root, leaves, or seeds for nutrition.
Corn, peas, beans, lettuce, carrots, and eggplant.

Using my own philosophy, I will now have to consider peppers a fruit, and not a vegetable. I guess that's why we call it setting the fruit while growing peppers.


User currently offlineFlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4604 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4278 times:

Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 7):
The old wive's tale I always heard was fruit are produced above ground and vegetables below.

True or not? I have no idea.....

Salad grows above the ground, yet it is a vegetable too Big grin

I guess there will always be exceptions, or we just don't know the true definition  scratchchin 



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User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4106 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4270 times:

Salad isn't a vegetable, it's a dish. Lettuce is a vegetable.  Wink

User currently offlineBongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4267 times:

Avocado in Colombia is considered as a vegetable, in Brazil is considered as a fruit


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User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4218 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 12):

 rotfl 


User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4211 times:

I thought the ones on the short bus were the veggies,

I know it is an old one and really blows. But someone had to say it

WrenchBender



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User currently offlineVenezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1428 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4208 times:

Its gotta do with seeds, fruits have them....vegeteable don't

And before anyone asks the questions..here is the answer...yes seedless watermelon is still a fruit........We all got a pretty good laugh in my AP bio class when I asked that



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User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4194 times:

Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 7):
The old wive's tale I always heard was fruit are produced above ground and vegetables below.

Well, cauliflower and cabbage don't grow underground. It's an old wive's tale.


User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7107 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4182 times:

Fruits come in a can, veges don't usually.

User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3183 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4178 times:

Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 16):
Fruits come in a can, veges don't usually.

What you don't get beans or peas in a can in NZ.



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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7107 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4174 times:

veges don't USUALLY.

would you count Baked Beans as veges? I sort of don't. I havent seen any peas.


User currently offlineVH-KCT* From Australia, joined May 2001, 479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4162 times:

Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 18):
would you count Baked Beans as veges?

Well scientifically, aren't they fruit? 'Cos they're the bits that the plant makes, not the plant itself?

But would that make corn and peas fruit, too?  confused 



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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4161 times:

This is a fruit:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v161/diamond@fn/A_netter_Photos/face.jpg


This is a Vegetable:




Any Questions???




PS. I was going to put Terry Schiavo for vegetable, but I don't want to go on vacation.


User currently offlineSprout5199 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1853 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4149 times:

Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 16):
Fruits come in a can, veges don't usually.

Here in the States, we have canned everything. fruits, veggies, meat, and even some stuff that I dont know if its vegetable,mineral, or what(SPAM)

TedTAce--Thats funny

Dan in Jupiter


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (9 years 2 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4107 times:

The Taste  Smile
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 2 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4092 times:

Vegetables give you less of a struggle.......

User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 2 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4085 times:

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 23):
Vegetables give you less of a struggle.......

Unless they are a 'bottom' like a certain fruit we know..they they are quite willing from what Fred told me  Wink


25 Post contains images Blackbird1331 : TedTace: Great post Now I know why some people do not like their veggies. My contribution to this discussion is that, all foods are "fruits" of the ea
26 Post contains images Comorin : Everybody missed the obvious: Fruits are SWEET, and Vegetables are NOT! Now tell me, is it FRUIT or FRUITS?
27 Bhill : So what are peanuts?...yummmm
28 STLGph : ted-- that is a miraculous picture. wherever did you get it. and less of a headache when you're just trying to have a good time amongst friends.
29 TedTAce : I think Diamond gets the WELL DESERVED credit for it!!!
30 Sidewinder : I think my wife and I had our first fight over the tomato fruit thing. Another good one is...whats the difference between a yam and sweet potato?
31 Airlinelover : One will clog you up the other will clean you out.. Chris
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