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    Quote Originally Posted by pacific breeze
    Tomatoes are actually considered fruits as far as I know.

    So if potatoes are tubers, then so must be turnips, parnsips, yams, sweet potatoes, carrots, etc.-- aren't they all commonly referred to as vegetables?
    Wow I didn't know about tomatoes!
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    RE: Difference between fruits and vegetables

    I have taught plant science to elementary school classes at a botanical garden. I get this question all the time!
    The answer depends on who you are: a scientist? a greengrocer? I'll give you the botanist's answer:
    A fruit is the ripened (swollen) ovary of a flower. The ovary ripens when the ovules inside have been fertilized. Seeds of flowering plants always are found inside fruits.

    Botanists generally don't use the word vegetable to mean a plant or even a plant part. The basic parts are roots, stems, leaves flowers/fruit/seeds. Vegetable is a grocery store term: Tomatoes are called vegetables to distinguish them from the sweeter fruits like peaches. Carrots are called vegetables but the part we eat is of course a root.

    In horticulture people talk about growing "flowers and vegetables" but that doesn't really make sense: tomatoes and peppers are flowering plants!

    (http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/l...956409905.html)

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    I love ALL veggies apart from marrow, but broad beans are a fave.
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    I love veggies... sugar snap peas, corn on the cob, fresh spinach, carrots and broccoli are my favorites. I also love red bell peppers, sweet potatoes and winter squash.

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    Cucumber! I just loooove those cucumbers
    Mmm... Am I wrong, or did it just get fatter in here?

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    I don't like vegetables. I wish I did so I could eat healthier and enjoy it. I do love potatoes but they don't exactly fit into the "healthy" category especially when I load them with butter!

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    Cucumbers, squash of any kind, artichoke, spinach, hearts of palm, and mushrooms
    In the famous words of Rachel Ray YUM-O

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    Butternut and spaghetti squash, carrots, parsnips, corn on the cob, raw spinach, cooked onions and mushrooms.
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    crsip snow pea pods, scallions,peppers, fresh sweet corn-on the cob( hot and dribbling with melted butter), fresh sunwarmed tomatoes..right off the vine.

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    Potatoes

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