Potatoes are not botanically root vegetables. They are tubers, which are swollen sections of underground plant stems. Sweet potatoes, however, are root vegetables as they grow from enlarged lateral roots. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
A 2016 study of 379 commercially available, non-alcoholic, drinks found that only 7% (25 of 379) were minimally or non erosive to teeth, with a pH of > 4. The pH of dental plaque is 4. Only un-flavored water, root beer, vegetable juice, coffee and some teas had pH > 4. ada.org/en/~/media/ADA/Pu…
Today I learned of Jainism, a religion that is so non-violent that the 5 million followers refrain from eating root vegetables such as onions, garlic, and potatoes because it is considered unnecessary violence to plants and bugs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jai…
Carat (ct) is used to measure mass of gemstones (1ct = 0.2g), karat is a measure for the purity of gold (24karat = 99.95–100% purity), and a carrot is a (mostly orange) root vegetable. loyesdiamonds.ie/know-dif…
The metabolic rate of a dormant scorpion can be lower than that of a root vegetable like a carrot or beet. youtu.be/8Qa518WOBK0
Jack O Lanterns originated in Ireland and were made from turnips or similar root vegetables. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jac…
Technically speaking, a fruit is a seed-bearing part of a plant that develops from a flower, including: beans, peapods, corn, cucumbers, zucchinis, grains, nuts, olives, peppers, pumpkins, squash, and avocados. Vegetables are all other parts of a plant, including roots, leaves and stems. mayoclinic.org/healthy-li…
Burdocks were the inspiration for velcro, on top of that burdock root is a large meter long carrot-like edible vegetable that is commonly eaten in Asia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc…
Not only are parsnip shoots and leaves toxic to the touch, but affected areas of your skin can remain visibly affected for up to 2 years after contact en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
Tomatoes are indeed vegetables. Or at least according to the Supreme Court in 1883 wonderopolis.org/wonder/a…

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