Vegetable or fruit?

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Transcript Vegetable or fruit?

Fruit or Vegetable?
Let’s find out…
Fruit or Vegetable
• Label your journal with two columns – one for
fruit and one for vegetable
• Put each item on the next slide into one of the
columns – take your best guess if you are
unsure!
Which are fruit? Which are vegetable?
Take a guess!
Apple
Wheat
Potato
Carrots
Onion
Pumpkin
Avocado
Peas
Broccoli
Orange
Tomatoes
Asparagus
Beans
Lettuce
Squash
Celery
Banana
Grapes
Cucumber
Strawberries
Corn
Peppers
Walnut
What’s the actual difference?
Vegetable:
“A vegetable is the edible portion of a plant.
Vegetables are usually grouped according to
the portion of the plant that is eaten such as
leaves (lettuce), stem (celery), roots (carrot),
tubers (potato), bulbs (onion) and flowers
(broccoli).”
-
University of California Cooperative Extension, Vegetable Research &
Information Center: http://vric.ucdavis.edu/main/faqs.htm
What’s the actual difference?
Fruit:
“A fruit is the mature ovary of a plant. So a
tomato is botanically a fruit but is commonly
considered a vegetable. According to this
definition squash, pepper and eggplants are
also fruits.”
- University of California Cooperative Extension, Vegetable Research
& Information Center: http://vric.ucdavis.edu/main/faqs.htm
What’s the actual difference?
• You just read the botanical definition of a fruit
and vegetable.
• However, cooking/grocery stores add some
confusion about what is a vegetable vs. fruit
According to most grocery stores…
Fruit
Vegetable
So, why the difference?
• We just saw how grocery stores classify fruit v.
vegetable – taste, uses in cooking, etc.
• Let’s review how science define fruit and
vegetable:
– Fruit: the mature ovary of a plant
– Vegetable: edible portion of a plant such as
leaves, stem, roots and flowers
According to science/botany…
Fruit
Vegetable
According to the grocery store…
Fruit
Vegetable