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Tomato: Is it a fruit or vegetable??...

Jersey Roze ♥Jwon's Cyar'ika ♥ 2012/06/12 00:50:10
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  • Simeon~thegayliberal 2012/06/12 04:05:33 (edited)
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    "Vegetable" is not a scientific term; it's a culinary term. Fruit is both scientific and culinary. A scientific fruit is the fruit of the plant...what is essentially the ovary. It has the seeds. A tomato is the fruit of the tomato plant. Culinarily speaking, a fruit that is not sweet is often considered a vegetable, such as cucumber, squash, tomato, etc.

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  • Black-Indian Girl 2012/07/12 16:23:59
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    Black-Indian Girl
    Botanically, it is a fruit, but in culinary terms, it's considered a vegetable.
    The technical definition of a fruit: a part of a flowering plant that derives from specific tissues of the flower, mainly one or more ovaries.

    Note: A vegetable, in culinary terms, is simply any edible plant product with a less sweet or savory taste. This includes many edible foods that are botanically fruit, such as squash, cucumber, eggplant, tomato, sweet pepper, pumpkin, corn kernels, and nuts. Fruits DO NOT have to be sweet.
  • x§tïlļ§lèepīnğx 2012/06/23 02:55:36
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    Pssh this is easy, a tomato is a fish duh! tomato fish
  • Earthly Resident 2012/06/15 13:17:59
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    technically its a fruit, but it is considered a vegetable for cultural reasons

    fruits are developed from the ovary in the base of the flower, and contain the seeds of the plant, which is exactly what a tomato is
  • Chase Martin 2012/06/13 04:11:31
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    Chase Martin
    A TOMATO IS A . . . . TOMATO :)
  • Elz 2012/06/13 00:05:31
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    Elz
    when they get soft they seem fruity.
  • Billyk75 2012/06/13 00:00:01
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    Billyk75
    It has seeds so it's a fruit just like a cucumber.
  • Harold 2012/06/12 23:53:47
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    Harold
    Either fruitable or vegit.
  • Twinkle 2012/06/12 18:19:53
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    Twinkle
  • ♌βļąƈʞƦơșƐ3033♌ 2012/06/12 18:09:58
  • Melizmatic 2012/06/12 17:22:09
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    +1
    Technically.
  • Swan Eshdeh 2012/06/12 15:41:44
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    +1
    but cooked
  • Reverend Hell 2012/06/12 14:38:40
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    Although it's looked at as a vegetable, it's scientifically classified as a fruit.
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2012/06/12 14:14:37 (edited)
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    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +2
    Knowledge is knowing it is a fruit; intelligence is not putting it in a fruit salad

    smile
  • Leopardpool 2012/06/12 14:12:56
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    I'm pretty sure it is.
  • Just MEH....Piwan 2012/06/12 13:54:45
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    Just MEH....Piwan
    +1
    Sources say it is a type of BERRY, therefore a fruit!
  • Melizmatic Just ME... 2012/06/12 17:22:44
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    Yup; its in the same family as strawberries, strangely...
  • Jenna ☮♡ッ 2012/06/12 12:55:57
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    Fruits come from the "ovaries" of the plants, which are the seeds, so technically a tomato is a fruit.
  • Chaoskingsxz 2012/06/12 12:13:27
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    Google it.... I think i answer a question talking about a tomatoe.... so you won't get my answer here just...Jedi Unicorn
  • MAZ142 2012/06/12 12:01:00
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    Something I can make soup, pizza's and other foods and that is all that mattes to me
  • Mr.Steve 2012/06/12 11:52:20
  • Cookie 2012/06/12 11:51:54
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    Cookie
    +1
    It's the Love Apple.
  • Jeff Vader 2012/06/12 10:18:04
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    It is technically a fruit, the tomato is the fruit of a tomato plant.
  • Gavin 2012/06/12 08:25:26
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    They say it's a fruit.
  • BHGOzzy 2012/06/12 08:09:08
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    It's a seeded fruit, even though it's usually grouped with veggies, it's still a fruit. It's the fruit of a nightshade plant and isn't toxic, unlike the entirety of the rest of the plant.
  • Chukroast 2012/06/12 07:19:08
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    +1
    I don't care what scientists say, it's a veggie to me.
  • Starman 2012/06/12 06:40:19
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    +2
    It is the fruiting body of a plant, containing seeds. It is a fruit.
  • JoeSchmoe 2012/06/12 06:21:34
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    The criteria for being a fruit is having seeds on the inside. Can't really disagree with the pre-classified system, but I guess you can always make your own. A tree is now an alien, a tomato will be a vegetable. I only sound crazy because its not the tree alien isn't a popular misconception, but it's just as wrong.
  • <3XXmiyuXX<3 2012/06/12 06:18:41
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    Fruit have seed on inside, with the exception if strawberries (as tomatoes do). Vegetables do not.
  • La 2012/06/12 06:17:43
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    La
    +2
    I don't make the rules :)
  • Carl 2012/06/12 06:15:38
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    Carl
    +1
    But we call it a vegetable.
  • king david 2012/06/12 06:13:32
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    +3
    the seeds are on the inside so it is a fruit and so is the pumpkin that is also thought to be a vegatable
  • starguide 2012/06/12 05:17:32
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    +3
    im positive its a plant

    tomato plant
  • Denny 2012/06/12 04:41:15
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    +2
    It's Ketchup
  • Pat 2012/06/12 04:35:37
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    Technically, I believe it's considered a fruit but is used and eaten more like a vegetable.
  • cmdrbnd007 2012/06/12 04:28:09
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    Actually, in the USA it's both. Scientifically it's classified as a fruit but the Congress a hundred years ago or so classified it as a vegetable so that it could be taxed like one.
  • La cmdrbnd007 2012/06/12 06:20:05
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    If parliament ruled that sharks were mammals, would that magically make them mammals? No >.< What congress says means nothing.
  • Melizmatic La 2012/06/12 17:24:06
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    +1
    Tell that to the people who oppose Roe V Wade.
  • La Melizmatic 2012/06/13 11:12:10 (edited)
    La
    "DEAR SCUM OF THE EARTH, CONGRESS IS FULL OF POOP AND MEANS NOTHING!"

    ...

    Do you think they heard me? :)
  • Melizmatic La 2012/06/13 15:35:30
  • Simeon~thegayliberal 2012/06/12 04:05:33 (edited)
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    "Vegetable" is not a scientific term; it's a culinary term. Fruit is both scientific and culinary. A scientific fruit is the fruit of the plant...what is essentially the ovary. It has the seeds. A tomato is the fruit of the tomato plant. Culinarily speaking, a fruit that is not sweet is often considered a vegetable, such as cucumber, squash, tomato, etc.

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