Biology: The Dynamic Science (Mind...

4th Edition
Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892



Biology: The Dynamic Science (Mind...

4th Edition
Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892
Textbook Problem

Discuss Concepts Grocery stores separate displays of fruits and vegetables according to typical uses for these plant foods. For instance, bell peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, and eggplants are in the vegetable section, while apples, pears, and peaches are displayed with other fruits. How does this practice relate to the biological definition of a fruit?

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The relation between the practice of separating fruits and vegetables according to their use, by the grocery store, with the biological definition of fruits.


It is observed that in grocery stores, fruits and vegetables are usually separated based on the use of these plant foods. Fruits and vegetables can be differentiated from each other on the basis of their biological definitions. These definitions can be used to relate the separation of fruits and vegetables, which is seen in grocery stores.


Fruits can be biologically defined as structures in flowering plants that have seed and are formed from the ovary after flowering. Vegetables, on the other hand, include all other parts of the plant that are edible. These can be leaves, roots, and stems. Fruits are also, usually, categorized as fleshy seed containing structures developed from the ovary...

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