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
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
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.
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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
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