Is Lemon A Fruit Or A Vegetable?


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Connor Sephton Profile
Connor Sephton answered
A lemon is classified as a type of fruit. The reason that it is considered a fruit rather than a vegetable is because it still contains its seeds. 

Within botany a fruit is described as a flowering plant that is derived from specific tissues of the flowers, most commonly one or more ovaries. Fruits are the way that plants disseminate seeds. If a plant produces edible and attractive fruits, these seed bearing fruits can be eaten by animals and then excreted elsewhere. 
This is an easy way for plants to carry out seed dispersal. The description of a fruit is comparable to that of a vegetable. A vegetable is defined as an edible plant or part of plant that is not a fruit or a seed. A vegetable is typically the leaf, stem or root of a plant. Most descriptions of vegetables are culinary and cultural rather than scientific.

The lemon is an oval yellow fruit that is used both for culinary and non culinary purposes. The juice is the most common aspect of it to be used, although the zest and pulp may be used in cooking and baking. 
Lemon flavoring is commonly used in drinks and sweets, while the sour taste of lemon is found in a variety of culinary dishes across the world. As lemon juice is between five and six per cent citric acid, it makes a cheap alternative for educational scientific experiments. 
Lemon is also used in a number of aromatherapy and fragranced products and has a popular household use for cleaning and removing stains. Before the development of fermentation based processes, lemon was the primary resource for citric acid.

The fruit lemon comes in a number of varieties across the globe and is used extensively both in culinary and non culinary environments.
liliana mix Profile
liliana mix answered
It is a fruit
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Lemon is a fruit.
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Karen King Profile
Karen King answered
It is a fruit, nut's are considered fruit too, Melons (this includes pumpkins) and tomatoes are considered fruits, you can ask your local horticulturist about this, if you want a definitive answer.
Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
If it grows on or in the ground it's considered a vegetable, and if it grows on a bush or a tree, it's a fruit. Hope this helps. Have a nice day.
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Anonymous commented
Don't water lemons grow from the ground? They are a fruit!
Jacquelyn Mathis
Jacquelyn Mathis commented
I had to think about this for a while, because I have never heard of a water lemon! They are usually considered fruit, because they are sweet, not fibrous like many tubers are. Same thing with the corn on the cob. Why is it a veggie, when it's on a huge stock?
Jacquelyn Mathis
Jacquelyn Mathis commented
Water MELONS do grow on the ground and is a vegetable, and are for some reason considered to be a fruit, just like a tomato, it is a fruit and considered to be a vegetable. Odd, I know.
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hey cameron answered

Lol @ at these responses.

A lemon is a fruit.  Vegetable isn't even a real scientific term either, it's just a term for any plant part that's not a fruit or not a sweet fruit.

Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Its a vegetable sold in the vegetable section all the time. And it is not sweet or yummy, it is sour and is commonly used on other vegetables as a topping

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