Difference Between Fruits and Vegetables

Tiger Bites Adventure

Requirement 2. Show that you know the difference between a fruit and a vegetable. Eat one of each.

Lets start off with the main question, what is the difference between a fruit and a vegetable?  The main difference involves flowers! Fruits are developed on the plant where the flower first forms, usually in the spring time.  Examples of these are Apples, Oranges, Cherry's, and Plums.  Vegetables usually are a part of the plant like Potatoes, Broccoli, Onions, and Carrots.  But the question comes up on the following... what about Pumpkins, Tomatoes, and Peppers??  Don't they develop from flowers?  Botanically speaking, the Answer is yes they do develop from flowers but for the most part they are considered vegetables in the culinary world as they are usually savory rather than sweet when used in meals.

What are some of your favorite combinations? Here are of few of ours.

  • Potatoes and Onions
  • Peas and Carrots
  • Strawberries and Bananas
  • Apples and Peanut Butter (did you know peanuts grow in the ground!?)
  • Asparagus wrapped in bacon... (this one may be a stretch)

Your Challenge: Eat one Vegetable and one Fruit