is a tomato a fruit?

2015-12-22 20:41
 
is a tomato a fruit?
1#
2015-12-22
Yes it has seeds in it
2#
2015-12-22
Yes it is
3#
2015-12-22
I heard it's considered to be a fruit and vegetable..
4#
2015-12-22
By scientific classification it is, yes. But popularly its thought of as a veggie. Other 'veggies' that are really fruit are cucumbers, squash and eggplant.
5#
2015-12-22
Technically speaking yes. but we call it a vegetable for simplicity.
6#
2015-12-22
Yes .
7#
2015-12-22
Yes. A tomato is considered part of the berry family.
8#
2015-12-23
yes, it has seeds so its a fruit
9#
2015-12-23
Scientifically speaking, a tomato is definitely a fruit.As far as cooking is concerned, some things which are strictly fruits, such as tomatoes or bean pods, may be called 'vegetables' because they are used in savoury rather than sweet cooking. The term 'vegetable' is more generally used of other edible parts of plants, such as cabbage leaves, celery stalks, and potato tubers, which are not strictly the fruit of the plant from which they come. Occasionally the term 'fruit' may be used to refer to a part of a plant which is not a fruit, but which is used in sweet cooking: rhubarb, for example.So, the answer to the question is that a tomato is technically the fruit of the tomato plant, but it's used as a vegetable in cooking.
10#
2015-12-23
Yes
11#
2015-12-23
yes,yes,yes
12#
2015-12-23
yes
13#
2015-12-23
Yes

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