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This fact has always got to me. I just want to know the logic or science behind it because we do treat them as vegetables.
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I refer to savoury edible plants as vegetables and sweet edible plants as fruit. I don't care what the correct definition of the word is - people who refer to cucumbers as fruits are idiots.
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Because fruit have seeds in them, or on them in the case of strawberries. Vegetables do not. Also bananas are herbs not fruits.
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Fruit - part of a flower that contains the seeds
Vegetable -any edible plant

Tomatoes and cucumbers fit definition one hence they are fruits. Tomatoes are classed as vegetables in everyday life for legal reasons because there are different tax codes for fruits and vegetables.
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(Original post by ArtGoblin)
I refer to savoury edible plants as vegetables and sweet edible plants as fruit. I don't care what the correct definition of the word is - people who refer to cucumbers as fruits are idiots.
"People who use the correct definition are idiots"
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Interesting. Didn't know that cucumber was classed as fruit.
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Because fruit have seeds in them, or on them in the case of strawberries. Vegetables do not. Also bananas are herbs not fruits.
banana plants are herbs, the actual fruit is a berry
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Because it got dem seeds innit
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but a sea-cucumber is an animal...
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Fruits only grow in the day while vegetables only grow at night. Wig out
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Vegetables don't contain seeds.
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banana plants are herbs, the actual fruit is a berry
Well I didn't know that. My friend told me an AMAZING fact about banana's... Did you know, the taste of banana flavor sweets is actually based on a now extinct species of banana that was wiped out by a virus! So when we eat banana sweets and say "these don't really taste of banana!", we are in fact wrong... they do, they taste of an extinct breed! Amazing eh?

But even more amazing... every banana in existence, at least every common everyday supermarket banana, is a clone of one single banana sample! They are not just brothers in arms, they are clones, they are... one and the same! But this isn't good for banana-kind! If a virus becomes particularly adept at destroying the species of banana that we know and love... banana-kind will be wiped out again! And the whole process will begin over and over again.

Now who would have thought that such a humble fruit... nay! Herb... nay! Berry! Could be so amazing...

Banana-kind. I salute you.
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(Original post by Jjj90)
Well I didn't know that. My friend told me an AMAZING fact about banana's... Did you know, the taste of banana flavor sweets is actually based on a now extinct species of banana that was wiped out by a virus! So when we eat banana sweets and say "these don't really taste of banana!", we are in fact wrong... they do, they taste of an extinct breed! Amazing eh?

But even more amazing... every banana in existence, at least every common everyday supermarket banana, is a clone of one single banana sample! They are not just brothers in arms, they are clones, they are... one and the same! But this isn't good for banana-kind! If a virus becomes particularly adept at destroying the species of banana that we know and love... banana-kind will be wiped out again! And the whole process will begin over and over again.

Now who would have thought that such a humble fruit... nay! Herb... nay! Berry! Could be so amazing...

Banana-kind. I salute you.
I found that very interesting. Not sure if you were being serious or not but still found it interesting.
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Fruit: the sweet and fleshy product of a tree or other plant that contains seed and can be eaten as food.

Veg:
A herbaceous (green and leaf like in appearance or texture) plant cultivated for an edible part, as roots, stems, leaves or flowers. Or you may say a vegetable is the edible stems, leaves, and roots of the plant.
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(Original post by Jjj90)
Well I didn't know that. My friend told me an AMAZING fact about banana's... Did you know, the taste of banana flavor sweets is actually based on a now extinct species of banana that was wiped out by a virus! So when we eat banana sweets and say "these don't really taste of banana!", we are in fact wrong... they do, they taste of an extinct breed! Amazing eh?

But even more amazing... every banana in existence, at least every common everyday supermarket banana, is a clone of one single banana sample! They are not just brothers in arms, they are clones, they are... one and the same! But this isn't good for banana-kind! If a virus becomes particularly adept at destroying the species of banana that we know and love... banana-kind will be wiped out again! And the whole process will begin over and over again.

Now who would have thought that such a humble fruit... nay! Herb... nay! Berry! Could be so amazing...

Banana-kind. I salute you.
Most commercial bananas are all the same clone (in this country) but remember there are many different types of banana (I think I tried at least 5 different types/species in the caribbean and I'm pretty sure that there are non-cloned bananas growing in the amazon or somewhere similar.
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but a sea-cucumber is an animal...
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What is it! ?
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Hehe that thing creeps me out!
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Because they have multiple seeds on the inside hope this helped
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What is it! ?
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Hehe that thing creeps me out!
Type of sea cucumber. ^^

lol it is somewhat creepy..
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