|09-12-2008, 12:07 PM||#1|
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Aren't vegetables supposed NOT have seeds? But don't the majority of vegetables HAVE seeds?
With seeds: (that i can think of)
Without: (That i can think of)
Ones that don't count:
Potato - It's not a vegetable, shut up.
All the ones with seeds are fruit as far as i'm concerned. They use their fruiting bodies as a method of storing and providing protection for their seeds until they are ready to be plantified.
Now, i'm not a fruitologist or vegimatologist, but i'm pretty sure that seeds = fruit. Hell, i looked it up and the tomato was biologically declared a fruit, but it's LEGALLY a vegetable. WTF?! The government lies to us some more, way to go america.
|09-12-2008, 12:29 PM||#2|
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Re: Vegetables: WTF?!
Many foods are botanically fruit, but are treated as vegetables in cooking and food preparation. These include cucurbits (e.g., squash, pumpkin, and cucumber), tomato, peas, beans, corn, eggplant, and sweet pepper, spices, such as allspice and chillies. Occasionally, though rarely, a culinary "fruit" is not a true fruit in the botanical sense. For example, rhubarb is often referred to as a fruit, because it is used to make sweet desserts such as pies, though only the petiole of the rhubarb plant is edible. In the culinary sense, a fruit is usually any sweet tasting plant product associated with seed(s), a vegetable is any savory or less sweet plant product, and a nut any hard, oily, and shelled plant product.
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