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? asked in Food & DrinkOther - Food & Drink · 2 months ago

Is the tomato a vegetable or a fruit?

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  • Rita
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Tomatoes are fruits that are considered vegetables by nutritionists. Botanically, a fruit is a ripened flower ovary and contains seeds. Tomatoes, plums, zucchinis, and melons are all edible fruits, but things like maple “helicopters” and floating dandelion puffs are fruits too.

  • ?
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    Its a fruit that is used and eaten as a vegetable 

  • 1 month ago

    Tomatoes are fruits that are considered vegetables by nutritionists. Botanically, a fruit is a ripened flower ovary and contains seeds. Tomatoes, plums, zucchinis, and melons are all edible fruits, but things like maple “helicopters” and floating dandelion puffs are fruits too.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It is a fruit because it has seeds

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  • WOOWHO
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    by BOTANY  classification a FRUIT

    in general conversation BOTH

    one term is SPECIFIC the other is BROAD  word use  examples to  follow 

      FRUIT  a sweet and fleshy  product of a tree or other plant that ( KEY )  contain SEEDS and can be eaten as a food

    FRUIT  is a SEED bearing structure in FLOWERING plants formed  from the ovary after FLOWERING .

    FRUITS are the MEANS by which  angiosperms DISSEMINATE SEEDS

    in CONTRAST and comparison  examine the definition or characteristics of a   VEGETABLE  its a a more broad term

    VEGETABLE a part or parts of a plant  used as food  that are  consumed by  humans or other animals  as food  which could include  various parts of a plant  that is edible  such as the the flowers  FRUITS stems  leaves  ROOTS and SEEDS  of a plant 

    in BOTANY a Tomato is a FRUIT as is a CUCUMBER  a PEPPER  a squash a zucchini anything that makes SEEDS  

      REALITY PEOPLE use the TERMS that they DESIRE TO

    cause they are not BOTANIST and comfortable doing so

  • 2 months ago

    Tomatoes are fruits that are considered vegetables by nutritionists. Botanically, a fruit is a ripened flower ovary and contains seeds. Tomatoes, plums, zucchinis, and melons are all edible fruits, but things like maple “helicopters” and floating dandelion puffs are fruits too. For some reason, people got hung up on tomatoes, but the “fruit or vegetable” question could also work for any vegetable with seeds.

  • 2 months ago

    No, It's a vegetable. It's not fruit. 

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Its a fruit, and cucumber is too.

  • geezer
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    As far as the definition of 'fruit' v 'vegetable' goes .. it is a fruit.

    It is ''the fleshy part of a plant that contains the seeds that can produce another plant''.

    A vegetable is ''any other part of the plant'' .. the leaves (spinach) .. the roots (carrots) .. the stem (asparagus) .. or the seeds themselves (peas).

  • kswck2
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It is a fruit eaten like a vegetable. 

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