You think you know the differences between fruits and vegetables? Test youself, then see the reasons below.
Fruit is the mature ovary in flowering plants, often restricted, but not
limited, to the succulent, edible fruits of woody plants (i.e. apples),
melons, and berries. Fertilized ovaries develop and produce seeds. The function
of fruit is to protect the seeds and may also play a part in their distribution.
Animals eat the fruit and then later "distribute" the seeds with
Vegetables are the edible product of herbaceous plants, and are grouped
according to the edible part of each plant: leaves (lettuce), stalks (celery),
roots (carrot), tubers (potato), bulbs (onion), and flowers (broccoli).
People generally limit only sweet and succulent produce as being fruit and
the rest as vegetables. The tomato is actually a fruit.