201 Lecture notes Autumn 2008_Part10

201 Lecture notes Autumn 2008_Part10 - IV Ripening of...

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46 seeds) B. Vegetables: formal- all edible parts of plants, excluding the mature ovaries consumer- edible plant tissues which don't taste tart/sweet Confusion: a number of "vegetables" are fruits tomatoes cucumbers squash green peppers avacados seed crops (corn, rice, peas, etc.) III. Compositional differences (%) Fruit Vegetables Water 75-95 same Sugar 5-15 0-5 Starch 0-2 5-50 Protein 0-3 3-20 Fats <0.5 0-25 Acids 3-5 0-1 Fiber 1-6 1-2 A. Overall: 1. Fruits higher in sugars/acids 2. Vegetables higher in starch/protein
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