I have decided that there are no such things as Vegetables.
These objects of food formerly known as “Vegetables” are in fact classified as something much different. You see, either there are Fruits, or Roots, or Weeds. Why would I say such a thing?
1) Fruits are classified as food that comes from a flower (or a seed bearing plant). This includes tomatoes (despite the Court’s ruling), cucumbers, green peppers, and so on, as well as the already accepted strawberries and blueberries and others. To say that tomatoes etc. are not fruits simply because they are not as “sweet” is utterly ridiculous.
2) Roots would include such things as carrots and potatoes. They live under ground before they are taken out of the ground to be consumed. There is no reason for them to be called Vegetables. Things that grow underground are roots, just like the under parts of trees.
3) Weeds are such things as cauliflower, lettuce and so on. A sub-category of Weeds would be the Stalks, like corn and wheat, and celery. Because weeds are tall and leafy and so are such things as cauliflower and lettuce and celery. Right?
Hence my supposition that Vegetables do not actually exist. It is a mythological term and should be treated as such. Death to mythological terms!