Vegetables vs. Fruits? - Knowledgebase Question

Woodmere, NY
Question by 1054gunger
November 22, 1998
What vegetables are really fruits?


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Answer from NGA
November 22, 1998

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Strictly speaking, many vegetables are really fruits if we consider a fruit to be the plant's mature ovary. This would then include traditional fruits such as apples and peaches plus many traditional vegetables such as peapods, cucumbers, tomatoes and so on.

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