Corn is considered by many to be either a vegetable or a grain, but botanists actually classify corn (or more specifically, the kernels) as fruit. More »

Corn is botanically considered to be a grain. Corn kernels are classified by the Mayo Clinic as a fruit. Corn kernels are considered to be a fruit because they are the part of the plant that contains the seeds. More »

Corn is a dry fruit that is often classified as a grain. The part of the plant that corn originates from is important when distinguishing between fruit and vegetables. A plant's reproductive part produces fruit, while it... More »

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Corn is considered a vegetable, grain and fruit. Sweet corn is a vegetable because it is grown and produced for eating. Field corn is harvested dried and is a grain because it is a dried grass seed. Corn is a fruit becau... More »

A popcorn kernels is a type of maize, or corn, kernel that comes from a wild grass called zea mays everta. Popcorn is one of six types of corn, but The Popcorn Board notes that zea mays everta is the only variety to prod... More »

While often referred to as a vegetable, the tomato is actually a fruit and a berry. It comes from the Lycopersicon esculentum plant. The tomato was originally named after the food family to which it belongs, which is the... More »

Popcorn, the cooked kernel of the flowering ear of the maize plant, is botanically a fruit, not a vegetable. A fruit is defined as the reproductive part of a plant – in this case, the ear of the corn plant – that is used... More »