Difference between Fruits and Vegetables.
Although fruits and vegetables do have some similarities, like both coming from plants, they are different parts of the plant. Scientifically, the difference is that fruit is the mature ovary of a flowering plant. Meanwhile, a vegetable is any other edible part of the plant. They are both edible plants for people. While most fruits and vegetables are easy to differentiate and classify, some are still confusing as in whether they are a fruit or a vegetable. For example, olives, tomatoes, and avocados are generally considered vegetables, however they are fruits.
Fruits are the dry ripe ovary or fleshy part of a flowering plant, seed or seeds coat. As a matter of fact, a fruit is any part of a plant that contains a seed or seeds. Technically, this means that we usually think of many plants as vegetables, such as cucumbers, tomatoes, avocados, and even peas, nuts, and green beans; but they are, in fact, fruits. The classification of fruits can be a little confusing. Seedless fruits (such as some grapes and watermelons) are still considered fruits. Fruits without visible seeds (such as pineapples and bananas) are still fruits. Technically, corn is a fruit because the ears of corn contain all the grains (kernels). But corn is also a grain, so it generally falls into this category. Technically, even the sunflower seeds are a fruit! However, the term "fruit" is limited to the mature ovary of sweet-juicy or milky color plants.
Since we said fruit is any part of the planet that contains seeds, vegetables are the seedless part of a plant. Vegetables are the leaves, roots, stems, and even the unopened flower buds of a plant. Are you even aware that cauliflower and broccoli are just clusters of unopened flower buds? Consumables such as potatoes, carrots, onions, parsnips, and beets are root vegetables. Green onions and celery are typical examples of stems of the plant that we eat. While spinach and lettuce are examples of leaf vegetables.
|Nutrition||Low rate of calories and fat, high in fiber and natural sugar.||Low rate of calories and fat, and high in fiber. Starchy vegetables like potatoes and beets are extremely high in sugar, though.|
|Seeds||Most contain seeds, either inside or on the outside (such as strawberry).||Do not contain seeds.|
|Which part of the plant is it?||Fruits are the matured ovaries of flowering plants.||Generally are just edible parts of some plants.|