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    (Original post by Cellardore)
    another thing i noticed is thatevery piece of fruit has pip(s) in them, has anyone else noticed this?
    You mean seeds

    What about stones?! Not really pips
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    (Original post by wiwarin_mir)
    no, raw onions are lovely on there own.
    i agree with you-especially in salads an in burgers - but it does mean u go through a lot of chewing gum
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    (Original post by Fluffy)
    In my experience they haven't been!
    at school we were always told that they are vegs!
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    FRUIT! tomatoes a fruit beacuse it has seeds in!!!
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    (Original post by Saf!)
    at school we were always told that they are vegs!
    And I thought I went to a bad school
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    (Original post by Saf!)
    imagine someone eating a tomato like they were eating an apple!
    I do that all the time - I love tomatoes

    (Original post by Pencil Queen)
    I do that all the time - I love tomatoes
    Nooooo! I like tomato's in sauce, but never as a whole "item"...
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    (Original post by Saf!)
    at school we were always told that they are vegs!
    How often did it come up at school :confused:
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    The best one was when me and my uni mates started a debate in 5th Avenue night club in Manchester. It was "Is a jaffa cake a biscuit or a cake" we asked the DJ, the bouncers and everybody, in fact its almost legandary now that when I went a couple of weeks later somebody asked me the same question. Its a great harmless drunk game!

    Its sadly ended now though.
    They're cakes - for VAT purposes :cool: - they had a legal wrangle with the inland revenue to stop them being reclassified as biscuits.
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    (Original post by Fluffy)
    Strictly speaking beans and other green 'pod' 'veggies' are also fruits...
    And I thought they were legumes
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    (Original post by Pencil Queen)
    They're cakes - for VAT purposes :cool: - they had a legal wrangle with the inland revenue to stop them being reclassified as biscuits.
    LMAO! I didn't read the quoted bit at first - I came up with tomatoes are cakes

    Ohh! my ribs hurt!
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    (Original post by Pencil Queen)
    And I thought they were legumes
    All that that means is that they can fix Nitrogen... well the bacteria they encourage do

    I may be old but I still get flash back to A-Level biol
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    (Original post by Fluffy)
    Fruit - in its strict botanical sense, the fleshy or dry ripened ovary of a plant, enclosing the seed or seeds. Thus, apricots, bananas, and grapes, as well as bean pods, corn grains, tomatoes, cucumbers, and (in their shells) acorns and almonds, are all technically fruits.
    This definition of fruit is very broad, and encompasses almost everything that contains seeds.


    Vegetables. This includes: Root crops like potatoes, carrots and turnips
    Bulbs like onions and garlic
    Stems like asparagus
    Leaves like lettuce and cabbage
    Flowers like broccoli and cauliflower
    But peas and beans are the actual seed - not the fleshy/dry part enclosing the seeds. Unless you eat the pod - which is the fruit
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    (Original post by Pencil Queen)
    They're cakes - for VAT purposes :cool: - they had a legal wrangle with the inland revenue to stop them being reclassified as biscuits.
    biscuits are cakes that have merely been cooked twice...hence the name (from latin) bi-scuit
    but biscuits are taxed higher because they are more perishable apparently
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    (Original post by Pencil Queen)
    But peas and beans are the actual seed - not the fleshy/dry part enclosing the seeds. Unless you eat the pod - which is the fruit
    :confused: I said the pod

    (Original post by fluffy)
    Strictly speaking beans and other green 'pod' 'veggies' are also fruits...
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    (Original post by Cossack)
    but biscuits are taxed higher because they are more perishable apparently
    They certainly are - especially when I am around
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    (Original post by Fluffy)
    They certainly are - especially when I am around
    chortle chortle chortle
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    (Original post by Fluffy)
    :confused: I said the pod
    I know - but it's the pod that's the fruit not the seeds(/beans) - sorry being a pedant I'm full of food and don't want to work..

    Baked beans aren't fruit - they're made of seeds.

    *flashbacks to GCSE science and growing a bean in a jamjar with paper towels*
    Our bean was called "bean" :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Pencil Queen)
    *flashbacks to GCSE science and growing a bean in a jamjar with paper towels*
    Our bean was called "bean" :rolleyes:
    Oh! We did that!!! At the same time as doing the fish eye experiment! Mark Cowley disected and drew the bean and tried to grow the fish eye :rolleyes:

    Boys :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Fluffy)
    Oh! We did that!!! At the same time as doing the fish eye experiment! Mark Cowley disected and drew the bean and tried to grow the fish eye :rolleyes:

    Boys :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
    fish eye - eeew

    We did hearts...didn't get to cut up an eye until A level physics (crowbared it into optics because it sounded quite fun)
 
 
 
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