Is a Plantain a Fruit or a Vegetable?

Answer A plantain, often referred to as a cooking banana, is classified as a fruit, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Fruits and Veggies Matter website. The banana-like fruit i... Read More »

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Is a plantain a fruit or vegetable?

The plantain is classified as a fruit that belongs to the genus Musa. Unlike bananas, plantains are usually eaten cooked, either green or ripe. Green plantains have a starchy taste, while ripe ones... Read More »

How do you tell a fruit from a vegetable?

Fruits develop from the ovaries of plants and contain the seeds. Some plants develop other parts to contain or hold the seeds ("pomes" like the apple and pear, accessory fruits like the strawberry)... Read More »

Is paw-paw a fruit or vegetable?

Paw Paw is a fruit. In some countries, it is also known as papaya.

Is a pea a fruit or a vegetable?

Botanists classify peas as fruits because they come from the ripened ovary of a flower. However, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Nix v. Hedden in 1893 that peas are vegetables because they are comm... Read More »