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Neko_Baby
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Masterful
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Is chocolate a Vegetable??

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/19/2018 Category: Health
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Neko_Baby

Pro

Hello "^"/ I have a few ground rules for whoever decides to accept my challenge:
1} You must provide links to backup your statements.
2} You must use proper grammar.
And
3} Your arguments must be well thought out (for the purpose of not having a perfunctory debate) c:
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DEFINITIONS:
Vegetable, a plant or part of a plant used as food.
Chocolate, a food preparation in the form of a paste or solid block made from roasted and ground cacao seeds.
Plant, a living organism of the kind exemplified by trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses, ferns, and mosses, typically growing in a permanent site, absorbing water and inorganic substances through its roots, and synthesizing nutrients in its leaves by photosynthesis using the green pigment chlorophyll.
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ARGUMENT:
Cocoa plants provide the seeds of which we use to make this delicacy, so that means that chocolate comes from a plant and is enhanced by people to make it in whatever desired form they want it (liquid, solid, etc..). And debating on whether it was sweetened or not, it doesn't really matter because, in the end, it will still be a vegetable. Its basically like saying "is a sweetened vegetable still a vegetable?"
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Masterful

Con

[1] The Cocoa plant is a tree. This therefore would make chocolate, by your logic, a fruit and not a vegetable.
Check mate.

[1] https://www.google.co.uk...

[2] Definition of a fruit: https://www.google.co.uk...
Debate Round No. 1
Neko_Baby

Pro

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ARGUMENT:
Yes, chocolate is from the seeds of a cacao tree, but, it is still classified as a vegetable. By definition, fruits are vegetables. It's like,, there are golden and red potatoes, but in the end they are still potatoes. There are yellow and red onions, but they are still onions. Red and green grapes, but they are still grapes....

So I stick with my argument, Chocolate is a Vegetable.
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THANK YOU FOR ACCEPTING MY CHALLENGE.
Masterful

Con

Here is an analogy,
Chocolate has 38% cocoa in but can be as low as 10%

So if chocolate is a vegetable because it has 10% vegetable in it, does this mean my meat casserole is a vegetable because it has 10% vegetable in it?

Botanically speaking, a fruit is a seed-bearing structure that develops from the ovary of a flowering plant, whereas vegetables are all other plant parts, such as roots, leaves and stems.
https://www.livescience.com...

This means that considering cocoa pods produce seeds, they are a fruit.

I have shown that cocoa pods or seeds are not in fact vegetables, but if they were, this would not mean chocolate is a vegetable.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by Masterful 3 years ago
Masterful
White nigged
Posted by whiteflame 3 years ago
whiteflame
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>Reported vote: Emily77// Mod action: Removed<

6 points to Con (S&G, Arguments, Sources). Reasons for voting decision: Interesting topic. Unfortunately, Pro's case is just objectively wrong and it's nearly impossible to debate a scientific case which has very clear cut definitions. Tips for Pro in the other categories: In future, avoid using the phrase "like" in such a colloquial way in formal debates. Second, don't ever use "Bing" searches as a reference.

[*Reason for removal*] (1) Arguments are insufficiently explained. The voter is required to specifically assess arguments presented by both sides. Just stating that one side is objectively wrong based on the voter"s own views of the definition is not sufficient. (2) S&G is insufficiently explained. The only reason the voter may award this point is in cases were one side"s arguments are difficult to understand. Colloquial usage of terms is not sufficient reason to award this point. (3) Sources are insufficiently explained. The voter is required to assess sources presented by both sides. Merely stating that one side used poor sources is not sufficient reason to award these points.
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Posted by Masterful 3 years ago
Masterful
Mmmmmm..... Meat casserole.....
Posted by Masterful 3 years ago
Masterful
Chocolate has 10% cocoa in
https://www.google.co.uk...

So if chocolate is a veg because it has 10% vegetable in it, does this mean my meat casserole is a vegetable because it has 10% vegetable in it?
Posted by NDECD1441 3 years ago
NDECD1441
I'm not going to lie. As much as the topic sounds SO dumb, I can help but agree, to a certain extent, with pro. It technically is a vegetable when you trace it back to the root cause, yet, it isn't really characterized as that through society. This should a fun debate!
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