These culinary vegetables that are botanically fruit include cucurbits, tomatoes, peas, beans, corn, eggplant, and sweet pepper. In addition, some spices, such as allspice and chilies, are fruits, botanically speaking. In contrast, rhubarb is often referred to as a fruit, because it is used to make sweet desserts such as pies, though only the petiole of the rhubarb plant is edible. Edible gymnosperm seeds are often given fruit names, pine nuts, ginkgo nuts. In the culinary sense of these words, a fruit is usually any
sweet-tasting plant product, especially those associated with seeds; a vegetable is any savory or less sweet plant product; and a nut is any hard, oily, and shelled plant product.