Give your opinion on the debate between what is a fruit and what is a vegetable.
The debate between what is a fruit and what is a vegetable continues. While people eat fruit as a juicy, refreshing, sweet snack they forget about the fruits that are cooked in soups and chilis. They sometimes confuse fruits for vegetables and vise versa, but there is a major difference between the two.
From the common tomato that everyone still argues over, is it a fruit or is it a vegetable, we are going to go with fruit. Both fruits and vegetables are healthy for us but they each have their own nutritional value. Fruit comes from the ovary of the seed, which after grown is carried on the inside. Fruit carries calories that can replace a potato and rice and is the winner for having the most vitamins. Vegetables however do not grow from the ovary of the seed but are the winners of having the most minerals. “Vegetables are edible parts of a plant, other than fruits. It can be said that, while a fruit could be a vegetable (as in the case of tomatoes), a vegetable could not be a fruit. Most of the fruits contain a simple sugar called fructose, which gives the sweet taste, but vegetables have less amounts of fructose”.(Nair, 2013)Foods such as pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, melons, eggplant, olives and peppers all all fruits. Pumpkins and squash however are mistaken as vegetables because they are not sweet and are used in soups and chillis. Another fruit that is mistaken as a vegetable is the Avocado. Avocados are used in salads and dips but it produces a seed that is in the center of it. “To be more specific, an avocado is a single-seeded berry. You might be used to avocados in a vegetable-like role at the dinner table, but looking closely you’ll see they are biologically a fruit. One can arrive at this conclusion by examining the makeup of the avocado itself.”(Avocado Nutrition, 2016)