• Fruit

  • Vegetable

81% 43 votes
19% 10 votes
  • Look where it grows...

    Posted by: Ragnar
  • It has seeds. Anything with seeds is a fruit. lol

    Posted by: leojm
  • Scientifically it is a fruit. But when used in preparation for cooking it can be considered a vegetable because of the flavoring/how it is cooked.

  • Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. Tomatoes are a fruit, and not a vegetable.

  • Sorry veggies.

  • It's a fruit. Granted, it can be used as a vegetable for some culinary purposes, but that doesn't change what it is biologically.

  • Try not to use the term "vegetable." Tomatoes are fruits though. They have seeds, they have skin, they grow on trees. Characteristics of fruit. Scientists and related professions, you agree with me?

  • The tomato is my favorite fruit in the world. It's a fruit because unlike vegetables I enjoy eating it in any form or fashion. Okay enough joking. Basically, if it has seeds then it's a fruit which also means many vegetables on the market we have, aren't really vegetables at all. ;)

  • If it has seeds inside, then it's a fruit.

    Posted by: cag11
  • It has been proven a fruit... I think.

  • i have read it a lot of times....but why are many oranges found with the other veggies?


  • lol

  • really?

    Posted by: yay842
  • I'm getting really tired of this issue. Yes, in a biological sense, it is a fruit. So are cucumbers, bell peppers, eggplants, courgettes and many other 'vegetables'. This is why these vegetables are called 'fruit vegetables' (in Dutch: vruchtgroenten). Culinarily, it would be classified as a vegatable for obvious reasons.

    Posted by: yesuke
  • I'm Picking this for the hell of it.

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MassiveDump says2013-09-04T11:24:59.4144532-05:00
I'd like to take this time to point out that tomatoes are in the picture of vegetables. Checkmate.
1dustpelt says2013-09-07T14:11:01.5579254-05:00
Cucumbers, squash, pumpkins, etc. All have seeds and thus must be fruits. There is no objective definition of fruit. The definition is not, "With seeds".
yesuke says2013-10-17T08:18:16.1605128-05:00
I think the problem with the English language on this matter is that it doesn't differentiate between the two different meanings of the word 'fruit'. In Dutch these two senses have different names, so I'll explain: Fruit (vrucht) = the part of the plant that carries the seeds. However, these parts can either be used as vegetables (groente) or fruits (fruit). Examples: cucumber, eggplant, orange, tomato, avocado, banana, grapes, squash, pepper, berries, etc. Etc. Etc. Fruit (fruit) = fruits used as 'fruit' in a culinary sense. These are often consumed raw and contain a lot of sugar and/or acids. Rhubarb is sometimes regarded as a fruit for its nutritional value, though it isn't a fruit in a biological sense. Examples: oranges, berries, grapes, tangerines, peach, banana, pineapple, etc. Vegetable (groente) = all parts of the plant that are consumable (including the fruits of the plant) and aren't used as fruit in a culinary sense. They often contain not so much sugar and/or acids. Funghi, such as champignons, are sometimes also included. Examples: cabbage, carrots, squash, cucumber, taugé, shiitake, pepper, leek, etc. Finally: "This dispute has led to legal speculation in the United States. In 1887, U.S. Tariff laws that imposed a duty on vegetables, but not on fruits, caused the tomato's status to become a matter of legal importance. The U.S. Supreme Court settled this controversy on 10 May 1893, by declaring that the tomato is a vegetable, based on the popular definition that classifies vegetables by use, that they are generally served with dinner and not dessert (Nix v. Hedden (149 U.S. 304))", found on wikipedia. All in all, the tomato is a vegetable. They are also a fruit (biologically), but not in the sense that it cannot be a vegetable simultaneously. Since this opinion-poll calls for one answer only, thus impying that they rule out each other out and these terms must thus be regarded in the culinary sense (fruit & groente), the obvious answer can only be 'Vegetable'.
Taonui says2013-10-18T10:23:33.3363945-05:00
It's a fruit, it has seeds and grows on a tree like structure, unlike cabbage, carrots, cauliflower etc. I would say anything on a vine or tree-like structure is a fruit.
gen13trans says2013-10-28T23:37:26.0673038-05:00
I wasn't sure but i knew it's a plant
yay842 says2013-10-28T23:45:12.7668787-05:00
It thought this was a fact

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