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Is A Pumpkin a Fruit or a Vegetable?

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pumpkin, from a botanist‘s perspective, is a fruit because it’s a product of the seed-bearing structure of flowering plants. Vegetables, on the other hand, are the edible portion of plants such as leaves, stems, roots, bulbs, flowers, and tubers.  Because pumpkins are less sweet and more savory from a culinary perspective, we categorize them as a vegetable.

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