Fruits and vegetables are both edible plant-based foods, but they differ in certain ways. Fruits are the sweet and fleshy products of a tree or a plant that contains seeds, while vegetables are the edible parts of a plant that do not contain seeds and are usually savory rather than sweet. Fruits can be eaten raw and are often used to make jams, juices, and other recipes. Vegetables, on the other hand, are usually cooked before being eaten. They are also used to make soups, stews, and stir-fry dishes. Fruits are generally higher in sugar and calories, while vegetables are higher in vitamins and minerals. Fruits are often served as desserts, while vegetables are usually part of a meal.