Question 22 - Writing Practice Test for the CBEST

Which of these sentences would make the most effective conclusion to the passage?

We think we eat a healthy diet when we include a balance of fruits and vegetables in our daily eating regimen. However, some of us may be tipping the scales of balance when we eat because what we thought was a vegetable is actually a fruit!

We have heard of the confusion over tomatoes—vegetable or fruit? Although technically a fruit, tomatoes are more often thought of as a vegetable.

So, what’s the difference between a fruit and a vegetable, anyway? It is generally accepted that a fruit is a food source developed from the ovary of a flowering tree or plant and contains seeds. A vegetable, on the other hand, is the edible part of a plant that is not the product of a flower (think roots, leaves, and stems).

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