The Difference Between Fresh Fruits and Fresh Vegetables

It is a well-known fact for everybody that fresh fruits and fresh vegetables are good for you, that’s why our elders are always telling us to eat more fresh fruits and fresh vegetables but not many people are familiar with the differences between them.

There are many distinctions between fresh fruits and fresh vegetables if you will check their structure, taste and nutrition value. This article will take a closer look at the differences between fresh fruits and fresh vegetables as well as the health benefits they can provide to us.

Classification of Fresh Fruits and Fresh Vegetables

Fresh fruits and fresh vegetables are classified from both a botanical and culinary standpoint.

They are classified botanically depending on which plant they come from. A fresh fruit develops from the flower of a plant, while the other parts of the plant are considered as fresh vegetables. Fresh fruits usually contain seeds, while fresh vegetables can consist of the roots, stems and leaves.

From a culinary perspective, fresh fruits and fresh vegetables are classified based on taste. Since fresh fruits generally have a sweet or tart flavour, people usually use it in desserts, snacks or juices.

Fresh vegetables have a more mild or savoury taste and are usually cooked and eaten as part of a side dish or main course in our daily meals.

Botanically, fresh fruits contain seeds and come from the flower of a plant, while the rest of the plant is considered a fresh vegetable. In cooking, fresh fruits are considered to be sweet while fresh vegetables are more savory.

In culinary terms, all of us have a pretty good concept of which foods are considered fresh fruits and which are considered fresh vegetables.

However, do you know that there are several plants that are technically fresh fruits, but surprisingly, they are often classified as fresh vegetables because of their taste. Let us take for example Fresh Tomatoes. These fresh tomatoes fit the definition of a fresh fruit, but their flavour and taste referred them as fresh vegetables.

Some other common examples of fresh fruits that are mistaken or referred to as fresh vegetables include the Winter squash, Avocados, Cucumbers, Peppers, Eggplants, Olives, Pumpkins, Pea pods and Zucchini