Is it a fruit or is it a vegetable?
The question that leaves many of our heads spinning as we try to decipher all of the facts, opinions and research. We understand there’s a lot out there so today at The Humble Gardener, we wanted to help dispel some of these myths and set the record straight once and for all.
The below video from SciShow not only does a great job of breaking down the science but does it in an entertaining way!
Some of our biggest takeaways:
“Anything that is a root, stem, or leaf of a plant qualifies as a vegetable.
“Fruits are the ovaries of a flowering plant that develop after its seeds are fertilized.
“Berries are fruits that come from a single ovary with multiple seeds.
“Drupes only have one seed with a distinct skin covering a fleshy middle layer.
Interesting, right? We recommend watching the video a few times through to really grasp the science-filled goodness!