Question: Are tomatoes considered fruit or vegetable?
a round vegetable with bright-red, occasionally yellow, skin and pulpy seedy flesh. It grows like fruit on climbing plants and is widely eaten cooked or raw.
They are a fruit even though some people choose to treat them like vegetables...
Well tomatoes are fruit in the scientific sense; anything with seeds is actually a fruit (eggplants are even technically berries). Cucumbers, squash (including pumpkins), and zucchini are all fruits.
They're even sort of sweet when tasted "in season."
However in the American way of seeing things, the tomato is actually a vegetable. Of course, it all depends on how you serve it; tomatoes tend to be served as side dish to savory meals. Tomato ice cream doesn't seem as palatable as tomato-sauced pasta, for example.
Call it whatever you like... it is what it is.
Fruit. I heard this on television a few months back. The way to discern whether something is a fruit or a vegetable is that vegetables invariably do not have seeds or pips, but fruit do. And tomatoes have many pips - so you can safely say they are a fruit!!
You know, I never really knew it was a fruit, but earlier today I was trying to convice this girl that Tomatoes were not so bad. I even referred to it as a fruity taste. Interesting...so Fruit it is!
fruit as it has pips/seeds where as the mijority of veggies dont
Yes, a fruit, once called the love apple. Originated in the Americas, then taken to Europe.
fruit because they grow on a tree (plant)
and watermelon is a veggie because it grows on the ground
It really depends on what you mean.
A tomato is a fruit from a botanical perspective: an ovary with seeds inside from a flowering plant. Strictly speaking, it is actually a berry.
However, since it is not as sweet as most of the other 'fruits', it is treated as a vegetable from a culinary sense.