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There has been much controversy as to whether or not corn is a vegetable or a fruit.

Actually, many scientists have declared corn to be a grain. In a study carried out in 2000, nutritionists from Yale University said that because they weren't root plants, they couldn't be vegetables. Nutritionist Deborah Baker, a CEO of Food Science Inc. stated that corn couldn't be a fruit either since it didn't grow from a seed.

Only 2 years ago, a new study was carried out by the Nutrition and Health Forums and the results did indeed reveal that corn is a vegetable. Farmers have been injecting nutrients into their corn to avoid destruction of the crop due to insects. This created genetically modified corn. The modifications of the corn had rearranged the structure of the root causing the belief that corn couldn't be a root vegetable.

The overall belief that corn is a grain has now been proven false due to recent studies.
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What is the difference between fruits and vegetables?

Fruits & vegetables One school of thought is that the fruit of a plant contains its seeds: apples, pears, peaches, oranges, bananas, mangoes, kiwis, cucumbers, and tomatoes are examples of fruits. Yes, cucumbers and tomatoes are fruits!...or so this line of thinking goes. Technically, a tomato is a berry, like a grape (most people don't think of grapes as berries). This school of thought further asserts that vegetables are generally everything else -- the leaves, stalks, stems (including tubers), roots, etc. However, Dictionary.com indicates that essentially the terms "fruit" and "vegetable" are interchangeable. "Vegetable" is the fruit, stem, foliage, tuber, etc., that can be consumed as food. "Fruit" is merely the product of plant life that is useful to humans or animals. Further, though, in everyday American life, the term "fruit" is used to refer to plant products that have a high sugar content or sugary taste. "Vegetable" on the other hand tends to be used in connection with plant products that are more savory, or are prepared and served with more savory dishes. For instance, most people consider tomatoes and corn as "vegetables", and even though they generally have a "sweet" taste, they are typically prepared or paired with savory meal items. Although this is not a fool-proof distinction, it is how North American society's language has evolved the meanings of the two words, and how we in actuality distinguish "vegetable" from "fruit", even though in their most basic meanings they are actually interchangeable. Even though nuts and grains can be technically referred to as either "fruit" or "vegetable", American society consistently places both of these in their own separate food categories, neither as fruit or vegetable. In short, it is technically correct to refer to any consumable plant product as either fruit or or vegetable, but you'll get very strange looks if you refer to bread or spinach as "fruit", or to a banana or orange as a "vegetable". There are plenty of "experts" that will smugly proclaim that a peanut is "tuber" or legume, while most of us consider it a "nut". Most folks think of avocado as a "vegetable" because we eat it almost invariably with savory dishes, but it grow on a tree, so other "experts" declare it a "fruit" -- both are correct by the dictionary.com definition. So knock yourself out, call them what you may -- in the end all can be referred to technically as fruits or vegetables, but there's of course no shortage of opinions to the contrary.

Is corn a fruit?

yes corn is a fruit because it is its own seed. anything food that has seeds is a fruit.

Is a corn a fruit?

Corn Corn Corn the long debate is over. If you thing corn is a vegtable you are compleatly correct. for the stupid people out there hear are the fruits List of Fruits This list of fruits is a very important part of a balanced and healthy raw food diet and will probably make up the majority of your caloric intake. Fruits are great cleansers and are loaded with nutrients for building strong healthy bodies and minds. Many fruits are 80 to 90% water, water that's been filtered by the plant itself to provide an excellent source of hydration. The nutritional power house in this list of fruits alone is staggering, and they all come in their own naturally beautiful packaging. Fruits contain antioxidants and phytonutrients that are responsible for all manner of functions and miracles carried out by the human body every second of every day. And even more exciting are the new health benefits of eating fresh fruit that are yet to be discovered. Nature is perfect and has provided us with the perfect food for us to survive and thrive; all we need do is partake of it in a sensible way. As with all foods we consume, fruits should be as fresh from the tree, bush, or vine as possible. Never eat unripe, moldy or decayed fruit; it will impact your health in a negative way. Your health is far more important than the money you spent on the bad or spoiled fruit. It can be easy to over eat fruit because it's so juicy and delicious, but this is a sure way to poor health. Over eating any food is not a good thing because it stresses the digestive system, and over eating fruit can be particularly damaging because of the sugar content. Always eat slowly and only until satiated, but never to the point of fullness. Although most fruits contain approximately 300 calories per pound, some of the fruits on the list of fruits below are very caloricly dense, like dates, which are about 1300 calories per pound. As you look over the list of fruits below think about which ones you might add to your next meal. And don't stop here; this is only a partial list of fruits. Each time you go to the farmers market or your neighborhood grocery look at the wide variety of fruits and try something new. Start your own list of fruits to track your personal fruit consumption. Some may work better than others for you, but you'll never know until you try. List of fruits in sweet category Banana - high vitamin and mineral content, particularly potassium, easily digested, increases fat burning, research suggests they lower risk of colorectal and kidney cancer, B6, vitamin C, B5, B2, folate, manganese, potassium, copper, magnesium Date - nutrient dense, B5, B3, B2, beta carotene, copper, potassium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, calcium, iron, fiber Fig - highly alkaline, highly mineralized, laxative, intestinal cleanser, B1, B5, B6, beta carotene, calcium, copper, manganese, iron, calcium Grape - Muscat & Thompson -(seeded varieties best) research today shows that grapes are a profound heart and blood vitalizing food. Red grapes contain the most resveratrol, antioxidants, quercetin and other polyphenols, which also keep blood platelets from sticking together, and they are also a great source of boron to prevent osteoporosis. Grapes contain anti-cancer phytonutrients and have been praised to help with varicose veins, inflammation, anemia and rheumatoid arthritis. Detoxifier, cleansing, iron, magnesium, boron, anti viral, cancer-preventative Jackfruit - laxative, nutritious, juicy fruit gum was a takeoff on jackfruit flavor, beta carotene, vitamin C, B2, B6 Jujube (aka Chinese date) - Vitamin C, potassium, phosphorus, manganese and calcium minerals, there are also high amounts of sodium, zinc, iron and copper Longan - vitamin C, magnesium, potassium Mamey Sapote - tastes like, but sweeter than sweet potato, anti bacterial Mangosteen - antimicrobial, antiviral, said by many to be a super fruit for all its nutritional benefits Papaya - digestive support, cleansing, enhances fat burning, extremely nutrient dense, beta carotene, vitamin C, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron Persimmon (Fuyu & Hachiya) -mild laxative, sooth digestive system, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus Sapote (black) - vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus List of fruits in sub-acid category Apple - overall tonic and contain pectin, a fiber that's good for the digestive tract, supports immunity, research suggests it lowers Alzheimer's risk, vitamin C, copper, magnesium, potassium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, trace minerals Apricot - rich in beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, B5, copper iron, potassium, fiber Blackberry - build bone density, suppresses appetite, enhances fat burning, phytonutrients ,vitamin C, beta carotene, folate, B5, vitamin E. vitamin K, manganese, copper, iron, magnesium, zinc , fiber Blueberry - high in antioxidants & phytonutrients, good for urinary tract and brain rejuvenation, fiber, vitamin K, vitamin C, manganese, copper, iron Cherimoya - vitamin C, folate, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, omega 3, fiber Cherry - detoxifying, laxative, cleanser, reduce inflammation, lowers bad cholesterol, vitamin C, magnesium, iron, silicon, Grapes - (seeded varieties best) research today shows that grapes are a profound heart and blood vitalizing food. Red grapes contain the most resveratrol, antioxidants, quercetin and other polyphenols, which also keep blood platelets from sticking together, and they are also a great source of boron to prevent osteoporosis. Grapes contain anti-cancer phytonutrients and have been praised to help with varicose veins, inflammation, anemia and rheumatoid arthritis. Detoxifier, cleansing, iron, magnesium, boron, anti viral, cancer-preventative Loquat - high in beta carotene, dietary fiber, potassium, and manganese, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus Lychee - high in polyphenols, taste somewhat like grapes, vitamin C, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium Mango - good for kidneys and digestion, blood cleanser, supports immune system, lowers bad cholesterol, vitamin C, beta carotene, calcium, potassium Nectarine - digestive aid and cleanser, beta carotene, B3, vitamin C, vitamin E, copper Peach - laxative, diuretic, digestive aid, cleanser, alkaline, carotene, B3, vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium, calcium, magnesium, beta carotene Pear - diuretic, alkaline, digestive aid, cleanser, fiber, iodine, vitamin C, copper Plum - laxative, oxalic acid, beta carotene, antioxidants, phosphorus, potassium Raspberries - said to lower bad cholesterol and inhibit certain cancer growth, antioxidant, vitamin C , vitamin K, vitamin E, folate, B5, manganese, copper, iron List of fruits in acid category Cranberry - great for respiratory and urinary tracts, tannic and oxalic acids Grapefruit - pectin strengthens blood vessels and capillaries and reduces the accumulation of atherosclerotic plaque in those afflicted with this problem. Grapefruit juice eases constipation and improves digestion but can reduce appetite, aiding in weight loss. It's said grapefruit is good to eat for cancers, heart problems, strokes, constipation, the blood and nerves. Digestive aid, vascular health, removal of inorganic calcium from joints. Kiwi - removes excess sodium buildup, enzymes help in correcting and soothing digestive system, said to eliminate wrinkles, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin, E, folate, copper, potassium Kumquat - calcium, beta carotene, vitamin C, iron, magnesium Lemon - is the most potent detoxifier of all the citric fruits.It kills intestinal parasites and dissolves gallstones. It's said lemons are good to eat for cancers, heart problems, strokes, constipation, the blood and nerves. Calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, cleansing, alkalizing effect Limes - (yellow when ripe) contains bioflavonoids, citric acid and pectin. It's said limes are good to eat for cancers, heart problems, strokes, constipation, the blood and nerves. Calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, cleansing, alkalizing effect Oranges - contain 170 different phytonutrients and more than 60 known falconoid. These are shown to reduce inflammation, shrink tumors, and inhibit blood clots. The Herperidin in oranges can help to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Contain bioflavonoids, citric acids and pectin. It's said oranges are good to eat for cancers, heart problems, strokes, constipation, the blood and nerves. Digestive support, calcium, vitamin C Pineapple - promotes joint health, reduces inflammation , diuretic, digestive aid, cleanser of mucus, mild laxative, calcium, vitamin C, folic acid, magnesium, manganese, beta carotene Pomegranate - cleansing and good for the urinary tract, protects against sunburn, studies suggest it fights prostate cancer, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, beta carotene Strawberry - said to protect against Alzheimer's, reduce bad cholesterol, suppress growth of colon, prostate and oral cancers, vitamin C, folate, manganese, copper, iron Tangerine - vitamin C, beta carotene, calcium, copper, magnesium, potassium Tomato (heirlooms are best) - Tomatoes are filled with antioxidants and phytonutrients, over 9,000 known phytonutrients to date. The main and most powerful antioxidant known in the tomato is lycopene. Lycopene is thought to protect the liver, lungs, prostate gland, colon and skin from sunburn among other things. Ongoing research seems to show that lycopene helps prevent macular degeneration, lower cholesterol, support the immune system and can help prevent and rid cancers. alkaline residue, reduces inflammation, vitamin C, B6, B5 ,B1, vitamin K, copper, iron, magnesium List of fruits in melon category Cantaloupe - immunity support, protects against sunburn, reduces inflammation, cleanser and great for rehydrating, great nutrient profile, very high in beta carotene, vitamin C, folate, B3, potassium, copper Watermelon - protects against sunburn, said to reduce risk of prostate, ovarian and cervical cancers, cleanser, great for rehydrating, beta carotene, vitamin C, copper List of fruit in non-sweet category Bell peppers - (orange and red only, green are unripe) protects against sunburn, good for the heart, beta carotene, vitamin C, folate, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, vitamin E. vitamin K, iron, manganese Cucumber - alkaline, diuretic, great cleanser, vitamin K, B5, silicon, potassium, copper List of fruits in high fat category Avocado - said to be good for liver and lower cholesterol levels, vitamin E, protein, iron and copper Durian - high in potassium and sulfur which makes them a warming fruit, vitamin C, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, folate, copper, manganese, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron Olives - very alkaline, lubricating, cleansing, calcium, sodium, magnesium, amino acids, antioxidants, vitamin A and E This is the end of this list of fruits. To see other lists go to the links below.

Is corn a starch or a vegetable?

Many people think corn is a vegetable because they don't know any better. Corn is a starch, It is made from a grass. It is a grain.

Is corn fruit?

no corn is not a fruit it is a vegtable it can taste sweet but do not be fooled it is a vegtable

Is corn a starch or vegetable?

Whether corn is classified as a starch or vegetable depends on the purpose of the classification. For culinary and cooking purposes, corn is a vegetable. In some diets, corn is considered a "starch" because it is high in carbohydrates. Such diets also classify vegetables such as green peas and baked beans as "starches," along with potatoes and other starchy vegetables. . i think that corn is a starch, because corn is grass and it has grain.so the answer is starch i think

Is corn a grain or a vegetable?

Corn seed is actually a vegetable, a grain, and a fruit. Corn seed is a vegetable because it is harvested for eating. (Usually sweet corn when grain is harvested at the milk stage.) Corn seed is a grain because it is a dry seed of a grass species. (Usually field corn when harvested after the grain is relatively dry.) Corn seed is a fruit because that is the botanical definition. More details follow. Corn ( Zea mays ) is sometimes called a vegetable grain. Corn is a monocotyledon with only one seed leaf like grasses. The easily identified "grains" (or cereal plants/grasses) such as wheat, oats, and barley are also monocots. A grain is defined as the harvested dry seeds or fruit of a cereal grass, or the term can refer to the cereal grasses collectively. Field corn that is harvested when the seeds are dry would thus be considered a grain. Sweet corn when harvested before maturity is usually considered a vegetable. It is grown to be eaten fresh as a tender vegetable rather than as a dried grain suitable for grinding into flour or meal. A vegetable is defined as a plant cultivated for an edible part or parts such as roots, stems, leaves, flowers, or seeds/fruit. If you want to be very precise, all cereal grains could be called vegetables, but by convention we separate the cereal grains from the rest of the "vegetables" such as peas, lettuce, potatoes, cabbage, etc.

Is corn vegetable or fruit?

Actually, it is neither. It is a grain containing a lot of sugar and starch and isn't very healthy for you.

What do fruits and vegetables have?

Seeds. If you're asking about the difference between them, a fruit has seeds that are noticeable when you open them. A vegetable has not so noticeable when you open it. I hope I answered your question.

What are fruit and vegetables?

Fruits and vegetables are nutritional foods grown in farms and orchards. Some fruits are apples, bananas, strawberries,and grapes. Some vegetables are tomatoes, spinach,and carrots.. Fruit: . - Apples. - Oranges. - Pineapples. - Pears. - Bananas. - Kiwi. - Tomatoes. . Vegetables: . - Peas. - Cauliflower. - Sprouts. - Carrots. - Leaks. - Cucumber. - Cabbage. . There are many many fruit and vegetables out there. All you have to do is look them up. :) . Difference between fruit and veg:. ( A fruit is actually the sweet, ripened ovary or ovaries of a seed-bearing plant. A vegetable, in contrast, is an herbaceous plant cultivated for an edible part (seeds, roots, stems, leaves, bulbs, tubers, or nonsweet fruits). So, to be really nitpicky, a fruit could be a vegetable, but a vegetable could not be a fruit. ) - Dictionary.com

What is a fruit and what is a vegetable?

Fruits Are normally sweat or sour they have very distinct tastes and grow on vines trees and bushes a vegetable normally has a much blander taste and is normally grown directly out of the ground

What is a fruit vegetable?

If by this you mean what fruits are customarily called vegetables, two of the most common are the tomato and the cucumber .

What is a fruit or a vegetable?

A vegetable is any edible part of a plant, and can include roots, tubers, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits. A fruit is the part of a seed-bearing plant that contains the seeds. Foods like tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers, and so forth, are vegetables that are also fruits.

What is the difference between fruits and vegetables when all vegetables have seeds Example green beans peas corn?

The "common sense" (or culinary) answer is that a fruit is something you would put in a fruit bowl, while a vegetable is any (non-sweet) part of a plant that you'd be able to serve in a dish.. The botanically correct answer, however, might surprise you, as many things you'd call vegetables are in fact fruits, such as your examples as well as tomatoes, cucumbers etc. The (botanical) fruit of a plant is the seed-carrying ovary. If it is high in fruit sugar, or fructose, it tastes sweet and is subsequently called a "fruit" in the culinary sense. "Fruits" that aren't pure botanical fruits are, among others, pineapples and strawberries. So, unless you're a botanist, a "vegetable" is any non-sweet edible part of a plant, while a a "fruit" is any sweet edible part of a plant.

What makes a fruit a fruit and what makes a vegetable a vegetable?

Fruits and vegetables are plants that we eat. Since we are omnivores, we eat both plants and meat. The meat that we eat are cows, pigs, sheep, chicken, duck and sea food. Fruits and vegetables grow in either trees or the ground. Fruits and vegetables are in the same food group. So above, it says fruits and vegetables are plants that grow. The difference between a fruit and a vegetable is that fruits have seeds and vegetables don't. Bananas may appear to have no seeds but they do. Some people might also think that tomatoes, cucumbers and kiwi are vegetables but they are completely a fruit because of their seeds. Also, vegetables are either the root part or the actual bulk of the plant that we eat, while fruits are the seed parts of the plant that are produced from flowers. When we pick a vegetable, usually the entire plant is taken out, but when we pick fruit, the plant lasts to produce more fruit. This hold true for all the above stated fruits.

Fruit and vegetables imported in the UK?

Most of the citrus and other tropical / sub-tropical fruits andvegetables, but also many temperate-climate ones such as apples andsalad vegetables. This meets high all-year as well as exotic (intrue sense) demands. It's likely that edible plant materialindigenous to anywhere in the world, can be found in the UK'sshops!

Do you have to count the calories of fruits and vegetables?

I recommend counting calories for everything especially fruit as itcontains sugar. One banana has around 100 to 120 calories andaround 27 grams of carbs. If you eat 3 to 4 bananas a day then youcan get more carbs than you know if you don't count. It's also goodto count everything you eat if, for example, you're not losingweight then you can go back and see how many calories you wereeating the days prior. That can tell you if you need to adjust yourcalorie intake by lowering it.

Where is specialized fruit and vegetable located?

Specialized fruit and vegetable farming is located around most large cities and also in areas with special climate and soil advantages. The location around large cities allows perishable fresh vegetables and fruit to reach their market quickly. These crops are frequently grown in greenhouses during the cold winter. However, consumers want fresh fruit and vegetables all year long, so other areas of the country which have longer growing seasons specialize in these crops. These regions include the Pacific coast, the Southwest, the Gulf Coast, and the Great Lakes.

Are all vegetables fruits?

No vegetables are fruits have botanical differences. However many fruits such as pumpkins and cucumbers are often called vegetables because they are often used as vegetables.

Fruit and Vegetable Diet?

Sure but have fun being in the hospital for 4 months when nobody can see how skinny you are.. You need to add some kind of protein so that you can create muscle or else you wont be able to walk. Also carbs(not to much just alittle) give you energy and without it you wouldn't be able to get out of bed. (Recovered Anorexic, Been hospitalized 4 times and was in 3 rehabs)

Why is corn considered as dry fruit?

Corn is a fruit. I know it seems weird, but if you think of each kernel of corn as 'fruit' on the cob it is a little easier to conceptualize. In botany lingo corn is caryopsis, which means it's a fruit with a single seed.

Is corn a grain or a friute or vegetable?

Corn is not a fruit. It can be a grain or a vegetable example if corn is grinned and was turned into corn flower it is a grain. If it is just regular corn it is a vegetable.

Is a vegetable a fruit or a vegetable?

A vegetable can be edible seeds, roots, stems, leaves, bulbs, tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant. A fruit is the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant.

What fruits can be vegetables to?

none Squashes, marrows and tomatoes are fruit but are treated asvegetables for marketing and culinary reasons. . +++ . Essentially, if it is the seed-bearing part of the parent pant,it is the plant's fruit. Simple as that. The confusion arises onlyfrom our artificial culinary division between sweet and savouryfood-stuffs.

What does fruit and vegetable do?

helps keep your body healthy, for example Iron helps make redblood cells and Vitamin C helps stick tissues together. . ADDED: Not just the minerals and vitamins: we use the proteinsand sugars too. (The body dismantles food protein into simplercompounds to rebuild into our specific proteins.)

Are fruits vegetables?

A vegetable is any edible part of a plant, and can include roots, tubers, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits. A fruit is the part of a seed-bearing plant that contains the seeds. Foods like tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers, and so forth, are vegetables that are also fruits.

Why is a vegetable a vegetable and a fruit a fruit?

A vegetable is any edible part of a plant, and can include roots, tubers, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits. A fruit is the part of a seed-bearing plant that contains the seeds. Foods like tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers, and so forth, are vegetables that are also fruits.

Can you give examples of various fruits and vegetables that are not fruit or vegetables?

There are a number of fruits, vegetables and berries that are not actually what we think of them to be. A strawberry is actually not a berry at all. It is the swollen bed of the actual flower. The tiny spots on the strawberry are nuts. A Tomato is a Fruit, Not a vegetable. A Banana is difficult. It can be classified as a nut. A Potato is not a vegetable, although we think of it as one. It is a root-fruit, but not a fruit either :-) I am sure other contributors can give more examples. Please add below.

What does fruit and vegetable do for you?

Fruit gives you vitamins, and if you are eating unhealthy snacks such as chips, fried meats etc. or if you eat big desserts, fruit really helps balance your diet and make you healthy. The less water in the fruit, the more vitamins it will have. (This means bananas are one of the healthiest fruits). Vegetables don't make you skinny and healthy-looking the way fruits do. Take carrots, for example. Your skin will develop an orange tint and you will become stronger if you eat a lot of them.

Can a vegetable be a fruit?

In some ways people have an understatement on what a fruit is. Most believe that the cucumber is a vegetable when in reality it is a fruit. In some opinions all fruits have seeds: strawberries, apples, squash, cucumbers , and even bananas. Vegetables either are a seed or they just don't have a seed, like corn and string beans. Fruits contain seeds, either within or without the body. Hence, cucumbers and other squashes contain their seeds inside the body while the seeds of the strawberry are contained on the outside of the skin. Peas and beans are also fruits, although the actual pea and bean inside the fruit (or pod) are technically regarded as seeds. Coconut is also a seed pod. The fruiting body of a fungus, such as the mushroom or toadstool, is the part you are most famiar with, while the main part of the fungus (classed as a vegetable) is underground. So if you are unsure whether or not a specific vegetable is a fruit or not, look for the seeds. The answer above is correct in that all fruits are also vuegatables, even though in a colloqial sense vegetables are eaten with the main course and fruits with pudding! Nevertheless, cauliflower and broccoli are the flower heads of the vegetable and hence it can technically be correctly argued that they are fruits.

Is corn a carbohydrate or vegetable?

Carbohydrate ====== Corn is both a vegetable and a carbohydrate. Vegetables and carbohydrates are not mutually exclusive. Corn boiled or baked on the cob is a popular summer dish, especially at picnics and other family outings.

Is corn ear a fruit?

Corn kernels develop along a cob and form an "ear" of corn. The ear is surrounded by protective leaves called a husk. Depending on the cultivar, the plant will produce one or more ears per stalk. Corn ears may have yellow or white kernels or a combination of both. So I guess Corn ear is a vegetable!

Is corn a fruit when you cook it?

Well, some people describe it as a vegetable when th corn isbeing cooked. Alot of people think it's a vegetable when cooked.This is because we usually eat vegetables with our dinner, and noone eats fruit in dinner... except for if it's used for afterdinner. No one really knows if corn would be related to fruit orvegetable whn cook. But in my opinion... it's a fruit.

Is corn a fruit vegetable or a grain?

Corn is actually a grain, though many regard it as a "vegetable" especially when the kernels are eaten when in the milky stage. Corn is a grass, just like other grain plants like wheat, rice, barley, oats, rye, and triticale.

Is corn a vegetable or a carb?

The kernels or seeds of corn are the fruits of the plant, but because of the starch content, they are called grains. In cooking fresh sweet corn it is called a vegetable. In baking it is used for its starch.

Is corn a vegetable fruit or grain?

Corn is considered to be both a vegetable (in its soft, yellowform) and a grain (in its hardened form). Corn that we eat incooked or on-the-cob form is considered to be a vegetable.