Listen to this SCI CODE Pro Tip.
Botanically speaking, there’s no such thing as vegetables. What we consider to be vegetables
are actually completely different things. Tomatoes for example are fruit. And fruit
has a scientific definition. Fruits are the fleshy parts of plants, that contain seeds,
develop from the plant’s ovaries, and can be eaten. So apples, bananas, pears, oranges, mangoes,
all of those are fruits. But also let’s add peppers and cucumbers.
All of which are fleshy parts of the plants and contain seeds. Now let’s go deeper. LITERALLY Carrots grow in the ground. Those are considered
roots. Asparagus are STEMS.
Lettuce? Leaves! Broccoli? Flowers!
And pumpkins, zucchinis, and squash are all gourds. Those are fleshy fruit with hard skin. So the next time you dive into a bowl of salad.
Just think to yourself that you’re actually eating a bowl of leaves! Because there’s no
such thing as vegetables. Now how’s that for planting knowledge?