Fruits and Vegetables

What part of the tree do vegetables come off?



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Fruit or nuts are what are usually gotten from a tree. A nut may be the fruit of the tree or the seed. The part of a plant that carries the seed is called a fruit. Vegetables are the stems, flowers, roots, tubers, bulbs, or leaves of the plant. Usually the trees don't give us these parts as something to eat. Another name for the stems and leaves is "herb" (pronounced "erb"). We usually call herbs vegetables if we eat them in quantity, such as in a salad or cooked like spinach or broccoli. We tend to call them herbs when we use them in smaller quantities to flavor the food--like basil, oregano, etc., or to steep in water to drink as tea or use as medicine.