Question by  selvamuthu (28)

Is a potato a vegetable?

What exactly is the difference in a fruit and a vegetable?


Answer by  Sinefey (457)

They are actually a tuber, they grow at the Root of the plant. Technically a fruit is the ripe ovary of a flower, so many "vegetables" are actually fruits. Grocers separate fruits and veggies by how sweet they are, hence tomato is lumped with vegetables although it is technically a fruit.


Answer by  PZ (1206)

Yes it is. Vegetables are typically the edible roots, stems or leaves of a plant. A fruit develops from the flower of a plant and it contains the seeds that allow the plant to reproduce. Tomatoes are scientifically classified as fruits, even though most people call them vegetables.


Answer by  OmasatoJigoku (128)

Well in my experience it is a part of a fruit-the roots to be more accurate. Fruits as opposed to vegetables have a flowering body, vegetables however, tend not to.

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