21 thoughts on “Know Your Vegetables

    1. Mickey Twopints

      So are sweetcorn, but they’re classified as a grain.

      I had them all as fruit, except the mushroom (a fungus) because they are all the produce of a pollinated flower, which I understood to be the definition of fruit.

      Every day is a school day!

  1. George

    They all are except the mushroom which isn’t part of a plant. A vegetable is an edible part of a plant. It is not a biological term and covers a range of botanical parts.

      1. scottser

        I think the carrot infinitely more fascinating than the geranium. There is a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ about a firm, young carrot…

        1. Brother Barnabas

          i could be way off, scottser – and please forgive me if i am – but i kind of picture you looking a little like monty

          ???

  2. Slightly Bemused

    The one I always enjoy is celery. Celery is not, by definition, a food, and therefore my distaste of the stuff is justified on a scientific level :)

    1. Brother Barnabas

      i once read that you expend more calories than you ingest when eating lettuce
      sitting on your ar$e eating an entire head of lettuce is apparently equivalent to going on a 6km run at moderate pace
      so there

      1. Mickey Twopints

        I read somewhere that the energy expended by cracking open a cold one and drinking it while munching Doritos uses up more calories than a half marathon.

        1. Mickey Twopints

          Oh, yeah maybe that was it.

          Or was it half a marathon, rather than a half marathon?

        1. Janet, I ate my avatar

          nah I know an iornman who has it in his toes, fit as feck, some people prone to it naturally, like carribian brothers for example

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