Login

Join for Free!
118819 members


fruity/veggie

Plants!

Moderator: BioTeam

fruity/veggie

Postby opuntia » Thu Jun 16, 2005 7:25 pm

Is tomato a fruit or a vegetable:?:
[In most of the dictionaries it states that tomato s a fruit but i don't know any reason why it cannot be a vegetable :? ]
"The roots of education is bitter, but the fruit is sweet" Aristotle
User avatar
opuntia
King Cobra
King Cobra
 
Posts: 538
Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2005 6:39 am
Location: Maldives(the chain of islands)

Postby canalon » Thu Jun 16, 2005 7:35 pm

Fruit is a Plant biology term taht design a specific part of a plant. Vegetable is a culinary word that design the use of some plants. Hence the overlaping items in the 2 categories.

Patrick
User avatar
canalon
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
 
Posts: 3909
Joined: Thu Feb 03, 2005 2:46 pm
Location: Canada

Postby Chris4 » Thu Jun 16, 2005 7:47 pm

I always thought most people classed it as a fruit. :?
User avatar
Chris4
Coral
Coral
 
Posts: 286
Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2005 4:56 pm
Location: UK


Postby mith » Thu Jun 16, 2005 7:47 pm

A fruit is a reproductive part of a plant. A veggie...not. An nuts are in a different category.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
~Niebuhr
User avatar
mith
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
 
Posts: 5345
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:14 pm
Location: Nashville, TN

Postby opuntia » Thu Jun 16, 2005 7:53 pm

but i just wanted to know why it cannot be considered as a fruit
"The roots of education is bitter, but the fruit is sweet" Aristotle
User avatar
opuntia
King Cobra
King Cobra
 
Posts: 538
Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2005 6:39 am
Location: Maldives(the chain of islands)

Postby Chris4 » Thu Jun 16, 2005 7:55 pm

So tomatos are fruit then...
I dont really like them but they have one of the strongest form of antioxident. Lycopene
User avatar
Chris4
Coral
Coral
 
Posts: 286
Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2005 4:56 pm
Location: UK

Postby mith » Thu Jun 16, 2005 7:55 pm

But it is considered a fruit...
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
~Niebuhr
User avatar
mith
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
 
Posts: 5345
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:14 pm
Location: Nashville, TN

Postby canalon » Thu Jun 16, 2005 7:59 pm

Biologist (as can be seen on this forum) knows that tomatoes are a fruit. But cooks (I seem to be the only one to be both) since they are mainly using tomatoes in savoury dishes consider them as vegetables. So Fruit or vegetable, it only depends if you study them or eat them :wink:

Patrick
User avatar
canalon
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
 
Posts: 3909
Joined: Thu Feb 03, 2005 2:46 pm
Location: Canada

Postby MrMistery » Thu Jun 16, 2005 8:23 pm

Yeah, Patrick is right. Cooks consider fruits to be only the fruits with a high concetration of glucose and fructose in their juices(aka: the ones that are sweet :wink: )
User avatar
MrMistery
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
 
Posts: 6832
Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:18 pm
Location: Romania(small and unimportant country)

Postby Poison » Thu Jun 16, 2005 8:40 pm

If we are talking about it non-biologically it is vegetable but you can not use the term 'vegetable' for anything in the biology. Most of the the things that we call 'vegetable' and 'fruit' are all FRUITS of those plants.
Hope it is clear now.

*edit*: the word 'All' was wrong sorry. Replaced with 'most of the' And thank you for correcting, Andrew. ;)
Last edited by Poison on Thu Jun 16, 2005 8:50 pm, edited 1 time in total.
It matters not how strait the gate
How charged with punishment the scroll
I am the Master of my fate
I am the Captain of my soul.
User avatar
Poison
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
 
Posts: 2322
Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2005 12:44 pm
Location: Turkey

Postby MrMistery » Thu Jun 16, 2005 8:45 pm

Now quite... the potato and onion(actually here it is more complicated but it doesn't matter) are underground stems. Carrot is a root. Salad and cabbage are leaves. These are all vegetables
User avatar
MrMistery
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
 
Posts: 6832
Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:18 pm
Location: Romania(small and unimportant country)

Postby Winter » Thu Jun 16, 2005 9:29 pm

actually I once heard that the tomato is considered a fruit, because it has seeds... :?
???
according to whoever made that up, vegetables usually don't
User avatar
Winter
Coral
Coral
 
Posts: 214
Joined: Thu Jun 09, 2005 4:40 am
Location: U.S.

Next

Return to Botany Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests