Is a tomato a fruit or vegetable?

Is a tomato a fruit or vegetable?
Asked Apr 15, 2010
A tomato is a fruit. Here's a tip, if it has seeds, it's a fruit. Strawberries? Fruit. Cherries? Fruit. Tomato? Fruit. Even pumpkins are fruits. Furthermore, nuts are technically considered fruits, because they're literally matured plant ovaries (no joke). In the case of nuts, instead of eating the fleshy exterior (seeing as nuts don't have one) we eat what's really the seed of the fruit (which is the inside part that you eat). Grains are also fruits because they're oversized seeds. Furthermore, fruits are part of the plant reproduction cycle, where as vegetables are basically places for plants to store large amounts of energy. Think of it like how fruits generally grow after a blossom, where as vegetables are like small gas tanks.
Answered Apr 15, 2010

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