Tomatoes: Fruit or Vegetable?

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Tomatoes: Fruit or Vegetable?

  1. Fruit

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  2. Vegetable

    19 vote(s)
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  3. Don't know: Don't care

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  1. Frisco macrumors 68020

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  3. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Both

    Botanically, a fruit. Culinarily, a vegetable.

    Expanding. A tomato is the fruit of the tomato plant, but is used as a vegetable in cooking.

    Note that vegetable has no botanical meaning, it refers only to edible parts of plants.
     
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    swiftaw gets the prize

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  5. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    Officially, its a fruit, though treated as a veggy. Any fruit of a plant qualifies as such. Squash is the fruit of it's plant, but is considered a veggy.


    So, it seems to be subjective.
     
  6. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    I call it a savory fruit, just like squash and eggplant. :)
     
  7. JNB macrumors 604

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    Technically, a fruit. It develops from the flower and contains seeds to propagate the plant.
     
  8. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    Discussion over
     
  9. Frisco thread starter macrumors 68020

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    The reason I ask is because I love tomatoes. I love almost all vegetables, but hate almost all fruits. I don't like sugar. To me a tomato is a vegetable, although technically classified as a fruit, but I was never one for classifications.
     
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    Ooh, what do I win?
     
  11. mpw Guest

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    It is knowledge that tells us a tomato is a fruit.
    It is wisdom that tells us not to put it in a fruit salad.
     
  12. TEG macrumors 604

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    A Tomato is a fruit. Squashes are technically fruit as well. Bananas are Herbs.

    TEG
     
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    The tomato is a fruit, however it masquerades as a vegetable. This proves that it's up to no good and shouldn't be trusted under any circumstances.
     
  14. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I was given a cherry tomato one time and was told it was a plumb... I know what you mean Jaffa... bleeech!!

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    Glad no one gave you a Grape tomato. You would have been sorely disapointed that its no where near a grape taste. :D
     
  16. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Cherry, grape... who can tell, it was a long time ago... all I know is I spit it out and wiped my tongue on a napkin!

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  17. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    well it doesnt taste like a fruit so has to be a veggie. i dont care what the facts say lol
     
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    So essentially you're saying it's a long time since you had your cherry, and the first time you didn't swallow:eek:
     
  19. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    A shame, as they are wonderful. In a salad, or dipped in ranch dressing. ummm.
     
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    A little late to the party!

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    Neither - tomatoes are actually ancient life forms from a distant planet which crash landed on Earth many millennia ago. And humans, being the savages that we are, purposely engage in controlled breeding of them so that we can harvest their species and eat them! :eek:
     
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    Have you been reading Don't Hurt Me's UFO thread in the PRSI again?

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  25. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Nothing will ever convince me a tomato is a fruit. Nothing. 'Tis a vegtable, end of story.:D
     

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