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Is Corn a Vegetable, Grain, or Fruit

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I know the answer i m curious of what other people think. Do you believe that corn is a vegetable, grain, fruit or all the above?
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replied November 8th, 2009
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I think that corn is a grain.
It is surely not a fruit.
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replied May 4th, 2011
if you use the botanists' oh-so-appetizing definition of a fruit as, "the edible plant structure of a mature ovary of a flowering plant," you realize that an average ear of corn is actually 600 to 800 little fruits attached to a woody, inedible core, the cob.
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replied May 4th, 2011
if you use the botanists' oh-so-appetizing definition of a fruit as, "the edible plant structure of a mature ovary of a flowering plant," you realize that an average ear of corn is actually 600 to 800 little fruits attached to a woody, inedible core, the cob.
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replied November 11th, 2009
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Hi ServiceU,

Prior to processing, corn is a grain. After it is processed, with its perservatives, the Food and Drug Adminstration has deemed it as a vegetable. However, given reference to its name "sweet corn" it sure taste as sweet as some desserts doesn't it. Thanks for the question.


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