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Is an avacado a fruit or a vegetable?

my son just learned this today in school

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Asked by flowerchid72 at 5:10 PM on Feb. 20, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • fruit

    it grows from a flower :)

    fruits start as flowers before they turn into the actual fruit, vegetables just start as vegetables. :)

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:11 PM on Feb. 20, 2009

  • I would say a fruit. It has a pit and grows on a tree right?

    Answer by beckcorc at 5:11 PM on Feb. 20, 2009

  • Avocados are classified as fruit, but they are usually eaten in savoury meals. Avocados contain lots of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin E, potassium and vitamin B6.

    Answer by CloverE at 5:13 PM on Feb. 20, 2009

  • Fruit, because it has a seed surrounded by soft flesh. Tomatoes, if I remember correctly, are also classified as a fruit.

    Answer by Bmat at 5:19 PM on Feb. 20, 2009

  • I think on Drake and Josh they said it was a fruit. lol Wow. I need some adult company. lol

    Answer by megs1228 at 5:36 PM on Feb. 20, 2009

  • By definition a fruit is something that has seeds or a pit. Tomatoes, pumpkins, squash, and cucumbers are all actually fruit.

    Answer by Marwill at 6:08 PM on Feb. 20, 2009

  • “The term fruit has different meanings depending on context. In botany, a fruit is the ripened ovary—together with seeds—of a flowering plant. In many species, the fruit incorporates the ripened ovary and surrounding tissues. Fruits are the means by which flowering plants disseminate seeds. In cuisine, when discussing fruit as food, the term usually refers to just those plant fruits that are sweet and fleshy, examples of which include plum, apple and orange.
    “Vegetable is a culinary term. Its definition has no scientific value and is somewhat arbitrary and subjective. All parts of herbaceous plants eaten as food by humans, whole or in part, are generally considered vegetables.
    I found a website that had all this info.

    Answer by Marwill at 6:11 PM on Feb. 20, 2009

  • lol megs1228.... I knew it from Drake and Josh too! Never was a big avocado fan so I never really thought about it.

    Answer by drowninginboys at 12:06 AM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • Fruit....they are good in California Chicken Melt from City Bites!!! YUM...I am sad I'm broke I can go get one for lunch lol...

    Answer by Briyawna at 12:25 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • Fruit

    Answer by Catrin2009 at 6:49 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

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