answersLogoWhite

0


Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2017-01-14 06:48:34

Vegetable normally refers to the leafy green, stem, root or even flower stalk portion of an edible plant. It is a generic term and used interchangeably!

Fruit on the other hand are specific, they are the swollen (normally, but not always ripe) ovary of a plant and contain seeds.

A fruit is a ripened ovary, enclosing the seeds which are the mature ovules. They can arise from a single carpel, or several carpels fused together, or separate carpels.

Some fruit which we eat such as bananas do in fact have seeds in them, although the seeds never mature and banana plants very rarely grow from a banana. Other fruit though, such as apples, Pears, avocado etc. do produce viable seed which can produce a new plant if collected, planted and germinated.

Examples of vegetables include:

carrot, potato, lettuce, cabbage, cellery, brocolli, cauliflower

Examples of fruit include:

peach, pear, cherry, orange, apple, banana, mellon, eggplant, tomato and cucumber. A difficult one is the pea, eaten whole in the pod it's technically a fruit, but remove the peas the pod??? then what is a pea a fruit or a vegetable :)

=================================================

Wikipedia defines Fruit and Vegetables as follows:

"There are three definitions relating to fruits and vegetables:

  • Fruit (scientific): the ovary of a seed-bearing plant,
  • Fruit (culinary): any edible part of a plant with a sweet flavor,
  • Vegetable: any edible part of a plant with a savory flavor."
012
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0
User Avatar

Your Answer

Loading...

Still have questions?

Related Questions

What makes a vegetable?

A fruit has seeds, a vegetable doesn't have seeds. Thats the difference between a fruit and vegetable. :)


differance between -26 and -18?

(-26)-(-18) = -8


differance between -18 and -26?

(-18)-(-26) = 8


What are the diffeneces between a fruit and a vegetable?

A fruit has seeds in it. A vegetable does not. So it brings up the tomato Question about whether it is a fruit or vegestable and it is a fruit because it has seeds.


What is the difference between vegetable and fruit?

the difference is that fruit has seeds and veg doesn't


How can you tell the difference between a fruit or a vegetable?

a fruit has seeds a vegtable doesnt


How do you know the difference between a fruit and a vegetable?

you can tell if something is a fruit or a vegetable by if it has seeds or not so the difference is that fruit has seeds and vegetables don't even though lots of fruits like cucumber is known as a vegetable it is actually a fruit.


What is a fruit what is a vegetable?

A fruit that is a vegetable a tomatto


Does the sugar in fruit make it a vegetable?

No a fruit is a fruit which has seeds. A vegetable is a vegetable that we have to make into a salad or currys


Why is a tomato a vegetable when its meant to be a fruit?

its a fruit not a vegetable


Is an onion a fruit or a vegetable?

An onion is a vegetable not a fruit.


Is a pair a fruit or a vegetable?

A pair is a fruit, not a vegetable


Is rubarb a fruit or vegetable?

A Vegetable, as it is the stem of the plant and not it's fruit.Rhubarb in a vegetable but for culinary purposes it is a fruit


Is tomato not a fruit and a vegetable?

tomato is not a vegetable, its a fruit because fruit has seed


Is an avocado a fruit?

Yes, an avocado is a fruit. There are two ways you can tell if a fruit/vegetable is a vegetable or a fruit. 1) If it has seeds, it's a fruit. If it doesn't, it's a vegetable. 2) If it continues to ripen after it's picked then it is a fruit. If not, vegetable.


Is an eggplant a fruit or vegetable?

It is a fruit but it may be used as a vegetable.


Is brinjal a fruit or vegetable?

Brinjal is a fruit used as a vegetable.


What is the exocarp of a fruit or vegetable?

Outter skin is a fruit or vegetable


What vegetable and fruit with a?

An apricot is a fruit and a avocado is a vegetable or an aubergine


Is zuchnni a fruit or a vegetable?

It is a fruit, for culinary purposes it is a vegetable


What is a vegetable or fruit that begins with you?

Uvilla is a fruit. Ulluco is a vegetable.


Is a winter melon a fruit or a vegetable?

It is a fruit but eaten as a vegetable


What is mustard an fruit or an vegetable?

Mustard is not a fruit or vegetable, it is a condiment.


Is cane sugar a fruit or a vegetable?

its not a fruit or vegetable. its sugar.


Eggplant fruit or vegetable?

if it has seeds then it is a fruit but it belongs to the vegetable family so if it has seeds an eggplant is a fruit and a vegetable