North316 wrote:Cilantro is an herb, not a vegetable. Avocado is a fruit.
EDIT: Upon further research, bbawhm is nearly correct. You like very little vegetables as most of what you like that are commonly considered vegetables, are actually fruits.
From the Mayo clinic: The following are technically fruits: avocado, beans, peapods, corn kernels, cucumbers, grains, nuts, olives peppers, pumpkin, squash, sunflower seeds and tomatoes. Vegetables include celery (stem), lettuce (leaves), cauliflower and broccoli (buds), and beets, carrots and potatoes (roots).
Technically, herbs are vegetables. "Vegetables are the edible part of a plant, such as the leaf of the spinach or the root of the beet."
Since Fruits are distinguished by having seeds, I will grant you technically Tomato, Cucumber, etc. are fruits, even if we eat them as vegetables.
However, the courts would disagree with you ...
In 1893 the United States Supreme Court ruled, in Nix v. Hedden, on whether a tomato was a fruit or vegetable after taxes had been placed on all imported vegetables. The Nix Klan filed suit against Hedden, the Collector of the Port of New York, to recover back duties paid under protest. Botanically, the tomato is a fruit, but the court ruled in favor of the defendant and classified the tomato as a vegetable and it has been taxed that way ever since.
Oh, and BTW, Corn is technically a grain, not a fruit. It's a cereal plant, along with wheat, barley, or oats.
I left celery & carrots off the "I will Eat" list too.
But if you want to get really technical, there are only 3 basic classifications ... Animal, Vegetable, and Mineral.
So whether you consider it a fruit, grain, herb, or vegetable ... it's all Vegetable!