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Old 07-03-2002, 11:17 PM   #1
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Tomato: Fruit or Vegetable



Is the tomato a fruit or vegetable?

What do you think?
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Old 07-03-2002, 11:20 PM   #2
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It's an .....edible something or other....
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uhhhh huh huh... vegetafruit ?
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technically a fruit, but i eat it as a veggie.
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i'm all about the technical.....it's a fruit.....it has seeds in it........
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Cucumbers have seeds. Is that a fruit too?

Do you normally put fruit on a hamburger?
Or In your green salad?

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you always bring that up

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I hate cucumbers

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uh........maybe.............i dunno.........i just know that tomatoes are fruit cause they grow on the plant after the flower and are meant to grow more tomatoes.........uh..........yeah
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cucumber this

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cucumber

fruit or vegetable?
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tomato is a fruit...this i know cuz my daughter loves them, and normally hates vegetables. when she was 3 years old, she would go into the fridge, take a tomato, eat half of it, then put it back putting the eaten side face down so she wouldn't get caught.
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Its whatever you want to call it!
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TOMATO--FRUIT OR VEGETABLE?

Botanically speaking, the tomato you eat is a fruit. So is a watermelon, green pepper, eggplant, cucumber, and squash. A "fruit" is any fleshy material covering a seed or seeds.

Horticulturally speaking, the tomato is a vegetable plant. The plant is an annual and nonwoody. Most fruits, from a horticulture perspective, are grown on a woody plant (apples, cherries, raspberries, oranges) with the exception of strawberries.

In 1893, the United States Supreme Court ruled the tomato was a "vegetable" and therefore subject to import taxes. The suit was brought by a consortium of growers who wanted it declared a vegetable to protect U.S. crop development and prices. Fruits, at that time, were not subjected to import taxes and foreign countries could flood the market with lower priced produce. (A hundred years really hasn't changed anything.)
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so which is it?

I guess it depends on if you look at it Botanically, Horticulturally or live in the US where we write laws declaring fruit to be vegetables so we can tax tomatoes?
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Okay I knew the Tomato was a fruit but then Sicy had to ask about cucumbers and I had no clue. So I found this: (Yea, I am one of those people who goes nuts if I don't know something and has to find the answer).

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Is a cucumber a fruit or a vegetable? It is a fruit because it contains the seeds to reproduce.
http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/~bcohen/cucumbers/info.html
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