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Just curious as the nutritional values seem to indicated you cant eat either and get the same nutrients (although vegetables seems to have more of some things and less of others like sugar)
 

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they have different nutritional make ups. Fruit has more fructose.
they both have vitamiins and minerals, in different amts. both contain antioxidants and other goodies that help prevent cancer and other diseases!
 

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Fruit tastes better.
cant deny it. even most of my favourite vegetables are fruit in disguise!

I dont think theres anything in one you cant get in the other. but if you eat both youll get more variety.
 

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Fructose has been mentioned. Here's another -- water!

On the other hand, veges have more alpha linolenic acid, which is the plant form of omega-3 fat.
 

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Fructose has been mentioned. Here's another -- water!

On the other hand, veges have more alpha linolenic acid, which is the plant form of omega-3 fat.
... vegetables have water in them.
 

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... vegetables have water in them.
Sure, most life does, but fruit generally has much more than veg except for maybe starchy fruit like bananas. I agree, it's a modest point.
 

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Sure, most life does, but fruit generally has much more than veg except for maybe starchy fruit like bananas. I agree, it's a modest point.
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Whats in a fruit that you cant get from a vegetable???
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Iv'e been thinking about that and all I can think of, from a nutritional perspective, is some phytonutrient. There are thousands, so I would be surprised if there was not some unique compound(s) in fruit (even allowing for technical definitions of fruit and veg). The citrus bioflavonoids would be an example, hesperidin etc. Look at this list:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...micals_in_food
 

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Iv'e been thinking about that and all I can think of, from a nutritional perspective, is some phytonutrient. There are thousands, so I would be surprised if there was not some unique compound(s) in fruit (even allowing for technical definitions of fruit and veg). The citrus bioflavonoids would be an example, hedperidin etc. Look at this list:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...micals_in_food


It's just a hard question to answer because every fruit and vegetable has *different* things it in, at *different* quantities.
 
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