Question by  Matt97 (42)

What is the difference between a fruit and vegetable?

I do not understand the difference in fruits and vegetables.


Answer by  Mark94 (127)

Fruit is a scientific term which describes the part of the fruit with the seeds. Vegetable is a term used by people to describe plant material that is meant to be eaten. In common usage as relating to food, fruits are sweet and vegetables are not. This is why scientifically a tomatos a fruit, but legally it is a vegetable.


Answer by  Mary (2095)

A fruit contains food for the seed of the plant. A vegetable is another part of the plant like the leaf stem or root.


Answer by  Marie (778)

True fruits are those parts of a plant that help it to spread its seeds. Certain things that we call vegetables are therefore actually fruits -- such as tomatoes, squash, peppers, and beans. Vegetables are other edible parts of a plant that do not spread seeds.


Answer by  banana (31)

Fruits have seeds in them, obvious fruits where the seeds are visible include apples, strawberries and watermelon. Other fruits have seeds but are difficult to see, like bananas. The purpose of fruit on a plant is to protect the seeds. Tomatoes are a fruit, it has seeds, even though it is commonly mistaken for a vegetable.

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