Is Marrow Fruit Or Vegetable?


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The definition of "fruit" and "vegetable" can be confusing.  The normal definition is that a fruit contains seeds, while a vegetable does not.  This is easy for apple, orange, carrot & cabbage.  It gets more confusing with tomato and capsicum (bell-pepper) which are technically a fruit but normally used as a vegetable, and for fig and pineapple which do not meet the requirements to be a "fruit" but are eaten as such.  

A marrow is a fruit, from the botanical perspective.  However in normal culinary usage it is considered as a vegetable.  

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