Easily Overlooked: Flower of the Day, Jul 2, 2018

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Bloom of the chile piquin plant. Below is the fruit:


Yes, contrary to what we might all think, chilies, along with tomatoes, zucchinis, okra and eggplants, are fruits, not vegetables.

For Cee’s Flower of the Day

6 thoughts on “Easily Overlooked: Flower of the Day, Jul 2, 2018

    1. lifelessons Post author

      Because they are not sweet. Anything eaten as a main course that isn’t a meat or grain or sweet, we think of as a vegetable. What mother ever pointed to the zucchini on a kid’s plate and said, “Eat your fruit?” Ha.

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    2. lifelessons Post author

      Oops. Misread your comment as “Wonder why they get classified as fruit?” The answer is that a fruit is seed-bearing and develops from the ovary of a flowering plant, whereas vegetables are all the other plant parts such as roots, leaves and stems. (Potatoes are roots, lettuce leaves, celery stems, I would guess.)

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