What type of plants are vegetables?

Vegetables can be grouped according to the edible part of each plant: leaves (lettuce), stalks (celery), roots (carrot), tubers (potato), bulbs (onion), and flowers (broccoli). In addition, fruits such as the tomato and seeds such as the pea are commonly considered vegetables.

Similarly one may ask, are vegetables considered plants?

Vegetables are parts of plants that are consumed by humans or other animals as food. The original meaning is still commonly used and is applied to plants collectively to refer to all edible plant matter, including the flowers, fruits, stems, leaves, roots, and seeds.

Additionally, is carrot a fruit? Of course carrots are not biologically a fruit as they do not carry the seeds, and the above paragraph in the jam directive does not reclassify them as such, just allows them to be used as fruit.

In this way, what plant is not a vegetable?

The only criteria is that “fruit” is the part of the plant which contains the seeds. Thus, a tomato and a cucumber are both fruit, as are peas and nuts. Roots, shoots, leaves and flowers such as potatoes, cauliflower, beetroot and lettuce are all vegetables.

Is Mushroom a vegetable?

A mushroom is neither a fruit nor a vegetable; technically mushrooms aren’t even plants. They are a special type of fungus—a notion that puts some people off. If you don’t mind the fungus part, though, mushrooms are a great addition to a healthy diet—not to mention totally delicious.

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