Anonymous asked in Society & CultureHolidaysRamadan · 1 decade ago

A tomato is a fruit..?

right? or a vegetable? or both?

Would I be wrong if I called it a fruit? This isn't a random question, I NEED to know for some homework I have. :P


yeah, so stop makin fun of me u e-crusher :P

Update 2:

e-crusher(zubayr) :: it's called summer assignments for smart kids so we can be ahead when school starts, don't worry, you wouldn't know...and this isn't the homework, 'to figure out if a tomato is a veggie or a fruit...'

13 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Knowledge is understanding that a tomato is a fruit

    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad!

    BOO YAA!

  • 1 decade ago

    Botanically, a tomato is the ovary, together with its seeds, of a flowering plant: therefore it is a fruit. However, the tomato is not as sweet as those foodstuffs usually called fruits and, from a culinary standpoint, it is typically served as part of a salad or main course of a meal, as are vegetables, rather than at dessert in the case of most fruits. As noted above, the term vegetable has no botanical meaning and is purely a culinary term. Originally the controversy was that tomatoes are treated as a fruit in home canning practices. Tomatoes are acidic enough to be processed in a water bath rather than a pressure cooker as "vegetables" require.

    Due to the scientific definition of a fruit, the tomato remains a fruit when not dealing with US tariffs. Nor is it the only culinary vegetable that is a botanical fruit: eggplants, cucumbers, and squashes of all kinds (such as zucchini and pumpkins) share the same ambiguity.

  • Mintee
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    anything that comes from a flower is a fruit..

    and they all have some sort of sugar in them also, even though you cant taste it.. tomatoes are high in sugar..

    a tomato, zuccini, cucumber, squash, green bell pepper.. all fruits.. (in the scientific sort of meaning) even though you'd probably say its a veggie.. ^_^

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes tomatoes are considered fruit so you are ok

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Its fruit pakora

    What homework.

    12th graders dont have homework to determine if tomato is a fruit HAHAAAAAAAAA

    wow pakora ! okay!

  • Its a fruit

    but u will never find it in a fruit salad


    Source(s): Its has seeds
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    anything which has seeds is a fruit, a tomato being one of those things.

  • 1 decade ago

    tomato is a fruit

  • 1 decade ago


  • 1 decade ago

    thats true........

    it's really a fruit, even it's not like other fruits. but it is classified as one.

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