We all know what vegetables are - the parts of your meal that isn't meat. However, with such a range of shapes, sizes, colours, flavours and plant parts to choose from, just what is it that constitutes a true vegetable? A vegetable is part of the plant harvested for food such as the
seeds, root, stem or leaf of a plant.
It differs from a fruit, which is the swollen ovary of a flowering
plant, and therefore contains seeds.
Fruits and vegetables are referred to
differently in botanical, culinary and retail terms, and terms are often used
We use a variety of vegetables within our cooking, and utilise
many parts of these plants. What vegetables do we eat?