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April 15, 2024

When Food Fundis Regurgitate, Orate and Even Irritate

By Ndaba Sibanda

When Food Fundis Regurgitate, Orate and Even Irritate

Fruits and vegetables, two mouthwatering words. Right?
But one local foodie confesses that she finds the taxonomy
and anatomy of fruits and vegetables a tad tedious at times.

She feels that if vegans or fruitarians are funny and ecstatic,
food experts can be baffling, frustrating , fussy and pedantic.
Strawberries are not berries, tomato is fruit or vegetable!?

Technicalities. It goes beyond how these taste, they say.
Also consider how they grow. Enough of the lecture, hey.
Fruit forms from flowers, vegetable from other parts. Dreary.

If it has a root, stem or leaf, it is eligible to be called a vegetable.
Bananas and watermelon are berries yet strawberries are not.
Can this end on a sweet note? They holler: honey is perfect bee puke!

Article © Ndaba Sibanda. All rights reserved.
Published on 2024-02-26
Image(s) are public domain.
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