Fruits, vegetables, and nutrition
August 4, 2010 11:48 AM Subscribe
In nutritional terms, what is the difference between fruits and vegetables? Are there substances in one that are severely lacking in the other?
posted by philosophygeek to food & drink (13 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I'm not interested in the botanic difference between fruits and vegetables. I'm just wondering if someone eating a fruit-rich, vegetable-poor diet (or vice versa) would be missing something nutritionally. Obviously this answer will depend to some extent on which fruits and vegetables are chosen, but are there any general trends?