is a fruit a fruit because it has seeds?

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then what about cucumbers.. it has seeds

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  • WOOWHO
    Lv 7
    7 months ago
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    is a fruit a fruit because it has seeds ?

    thats ONE criteria UPDATE then what about CUCUMBERS ... it has seeds

    response VEGETABLE vs FRUIT BOTANICALLY a fruit is SEED bearing that forms from the OVARY of a FLOWERING plant vegetable are from all other parts of a plant

    so ACCORDING to SCIENCE a CUCUMBER is classified as a FRUIT

  • 7 months ago

    I think so but some vegetables have seeds

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  • 7 months ago

    I would call a fruit 'the other' vegetable.

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    Yes. You are very smart! Lol

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  • 7 months ago

    Yes, that's how you know it's a fruit

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  • 7 months ago

    Yes, absolutely.

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  • Anton
    Lv 5
    7 months ago

    Are you a scientist, or are you a cook?

    As a scientist, or people that do not love food, look in botany and say that "a fruit is the seed-bearing structure in flowering plants."

    As a cook, and a normal person, we know there is vegetable and animal (and ignore fungi and yeasts etc..)

    ALL of the vegetable matter we eat are vegetables or fruits depending on if it is sufficiently sweet.

    Strawberries are swollen stems, not fruits. Tomatoes, cucumbers, etc. and not sweet and are eaten as vegetables, even though they are called fruits in botany.

    So.... Do you want to know it a fruit is because it has seed inside,

    or do you want to know if it is a fruit because it is sweet?

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    The difference between fruit and veg diffres between if it is for taxation purposes vs taxonomical (biology) purposes. For science, a fruit is a fruiting body, meaning a seed has grown edible material meant to be part of a system where animals eat the fruit, thereby moving the seed away from it's parent so they don't have to compete for resources.

    Vegetable refers to anything growing, etymologically speaking. In context of food, we can watch the apples vegetate, i.e. grow. In short, all the rest.

    For taxation purposes it's just whatever someone says it is.

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    Basically, you are correct. A plant flowers, and then a “fruit” develops that contain the seeds. Some plants produce fruit but no seeds (e.g. seedless grapes).

    Some people feel that “fruits” are sweet but many are not. Limes, lemons, grapefruit, chilies, peppers, cucumbers, squash, avocado and sloes are all fruit.

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  • geezer
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    A fruit is the edible SEED BEARING STRUCTURE of a flowering plant which forms after the plant has flowered.

    A vegetable is any other part of a plant .. the root (carrots) the stem (asparagus) the leaves (spinach) or THE SEEDS THEMSELVES (peas).

    So .. vegetables have seeds too, it's just not always the part of the plant that we eat.

    With fruit it's ''almost'' always the part that we eat .. because there are exceptions.

    Rhubarb for example .. we call it a ''fruit'' but we only eat the stem and not the seed bearing part.

    • DCM5150
      Lv 7
      7 months agoReport

      There is no botanical definition of vegetable.

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