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A tomato is botanically a fruit but was defined by the US Congress in the 1800's as a vegetable so that it could be taxed. Their reasoning was that they are used as vegetables for culinary purposes. It is a red fruit with seeds and similar to strawberries and other red fruits with seeds.
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Botanically, a tomato is the ovary, together with its seeds, of aflowering plant. Therefore it is a vegetable. By U.S. tariff laws, a tomato is considered a vegetable. Theapp…licable law defined produce by its use and not its scientificclassification. And from a culinary point of view, a tomato is avegetable. What are Fruits and Vegetables True fruits develop and contain seeds within the fruit (e.g.raspberries and oranges for example). Some plants have soft partswhich contain the seeds and are not true fruits ("pomes" like theapple or pear, accessory fruits like the strawberry and fig). Incooking, fruits may be called vegetables because of the their useand the tomato therefore is used as a vegetable. Other botanicalfruits used as vegetables include eggplants, cucumbers, andsquashes such as zucchini and pumpkins. Also a bean pod istechnically a fruit. The vegetable is a term used for other edibleparts of plants (such as cabbage leaves, celery, and potatoes)which are not the fruit of the plant. So the tomato is the fruit ofa tomato plant, but a vegetable for cooking. Vine Analogy Like the grape, the tomato grows on a vine, and is considered aberry, and berries are fruits. (see the related link) A tomato is definitely a fruit. That's why it contains seeds. Butmost people would call it a vegetable. It's often used asvegetables are used. The term "vegetable" is a culinary term, so atomato could be a fruit, served as a vegetable. The distinction isblurred by the labeling of "ketchup" as a vegetable when it is moreproperly a nutritional condiment. The US Supreme Court, in 1883, defined the tomato as a vegetable in Nix v. Hedden, but acknowledged that it was botanically afruit. (see related link) --- " Knowledge is to know that atomato is a fruit, but wisdom is to know not to put one in a fruitsalad." They are classed as fruit. See discussion and associated relatedlinks. A fruit is a plant that we eat that has seeds. A vegetable is aplant that we eat that does not have edible seeds. So, technically,a tomato is a fruit. As are cucumbers, squash, and green beans. The tomato is a fruit, however for culinary purposes it is used asa vegetable It can be both The part of a tomato plant we eat is botanically a fruit. However the government (for tax purposes) has declared it legally to be a vegetable.
They are a vegetable
Wash your tomatoes. Dip them in boiling water for 30 to 60 seconds or until the skins split. Remove them from the boiling water and immediately put them into cold water. Slip …off the skins and remove the cores. Leave whole or cut into halves. Put the tomatoes in a large saucepan and heat to boiling, gently mashing from time to time to create some juice. Boil gently for 5 minutes. Stir to keep them from scorching. Put the tomatoes and juice into clean jars, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice per quart to acidify. Add 1 teaspoon of salt per quart. Adjust the lids and rings. Process in a boiling water bath for 90 minutes. The water level should be 1-inch above the tops of the jars. Remove from canner, and let sit until they seal.
A tomato is a fruit, although cooks use it as a vegetable
What is a tomato fruit or vegetable - if it is a fruit then surely pepper should be a fruit because it has seeds as well and a cucumber?
tomatoes are veggies
Well, Tomatoes were originallly thought 2 have been produced in Peru. Guess What? 125 million tons of tomatoes were produced in the world in 2005. that is… like HEAVYYYYY :D However, They are produced in most countries
Carbon, like most living things.
A tomato seed.
Tomatoes are the most commonly grown vegetable in the home garden, according to Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service. Much of their popularity is probably due to th…eir versatility and adaptability to different habitats. india
Well ask yourself- are you round, red, squishy, and have a green step out the top of you?
A tomato is a fruit and a pumpkin is a vegetable.