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Is a Tomato a fruit or a vegetable??

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  • Is a Tomato a fruit or a vegetable??

    Simple enough question you may ask, but with a miriad of answers!
    My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
    to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

    Diversify & prosper



  • #2
    But only one right one....its a fruit.
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    • #3
      a fruit i believe but u have me questioning myself now

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      • #4
        Definitely a fruit, something to do with it having seeds and coming from the flower rather than simply leaves or swollen roots.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Alison View Post
          Definitely a fruit, something to do with it having seeds and coming from the flower rather than simply leaves or swollen roots.
          A bit like a courgette?
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          • #6
            I'm sure I read somewhere that its a fruit, EEC says it is because someone makes tomato marmalade (I think its in spain), and you cant officially make marmalade with a veg! (Or am I getting mixed up with carrots here!) Lol!
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            • #7
              Snadger are you asking this question because I moved your post about tomatoes from Feeling Fruity to Vegging Out?

              Tomatoes are a fruit but everyone thinks of them as a vegetable and rather than confuse beginners I moved your tomato post.
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              • #8
                They are/were a 'love apple' therefore fruity

                Seriously though, I'm sure I read a definition somewhere about seeds of fruit inside and strawberries being the only fruit to have seeds outside the 'pulp'.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Lesley Jay View Post
                  Snadger are you asking this question because I moved your post about tomatoes from Feeling Fruity to Vegging Out?

                  Tomatoes are a fruit but everyone thinks of them as a vegetable and rather than confuse beginners I moved your tomato post.
                  No problem Lesley it's just when I put the tomato thread on, I, myself wasn't sure where to put it!
                  I agree with you and after giving it some thought I now actually believe its a vegetable!
                  I suppose the real question is 'What makes a fruit a fruit'

                  Most plants set 'fruit' so are most plants fruit?

                  Interesting question without any definitive answer methinks?

                  Try googling it......it gets even more confusing then!
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                  to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

                  Diversify & prosper


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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mrs Dobby View Post
                    I'm sure I read somewhere that its a fruit, EEC says it is because someone makes tomato marmalade (I think its in spain), and you cant officially make marmalade with a veg! (Or am I getting mixed up with carrots here!) Lol!
                    Mmmmm...Carrot marmalade!!

                    so the answer is not 47....it's MARMALADE!!
                    My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
                    to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

                    Diversify & prosper


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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Snadger View Post
                      Mmmmm...Carrot marmalade!!

                      so the answer is not 47....it's MARMALADE!!
                      DRAT - I thought the answer was 42!
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                      • #12
                        Me too shirley.

                        Snadger are we getting all botanical here?
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Earthbabe View Post
                          Me too shirley.

                          Snadger are we getting all botanical here?
                          My memory must be failing me, I'm getting very botanical in my old age!

                          In fact my botanicallness has never beeen so botanicalised!
                          My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
                          to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

                          Diversify & prosper


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                          • #14
                            It's def a fruit, same as cucumber, pumpkins, cougettes, aubergines, peppers etc.

                            Peas and beans I think are strange as if you just eat the peas/beans then you're eatting the seeds of the fruit...whereas if you eat the peas/beans in the pod then it's a fruit!

                            Things like potatoes, celery, carrots, onions, lettuce, brocolli etc are vegetables.

                            However speaking non-botanically then they're classed as vegetables rather than fruit.

                            Make sense? Thought not
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                            • #15
                              It's like fluff in the bellybutton...one of lifes imponderables!
                              My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
                              to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

                              Diversify & prosper


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