is tomato a vegetable or a fruit?

@sahil102 (125)
India
May 27, 2009 6:28am CST
hey friends do you know whether tomato is vegetable or a fruit..
5 responses
@Colmuc (708)
28 May 09
This is getting a bit boring. The same question is appearing here almost everyday. Of course a tomato is a fruit. No doubt about it. It was a fruit yesterday, is a fruit today, will be a fruit tomorrow and even next week still a fruit. Sorry but I cannot understand where the doubt is. A tomato is at first a flower which is then pollinated and grows into a fruit.
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@suprema (297)
• Philippines
28 May 09
It is! I think I saw the same question on 2 several posts. Is the search function really that ineffective? Or people just don't use it?
@Colmuc (708)
30 May 09
Hi Suprema, I am beginning to wonder if they just copy another discussion deliberately because they cannot think up something themselves. It is happening so often.
@kanecn (149)
• China
30 May 09
It's vegetable, because we are used to cook it although sometimes eat raw.
@Colmuc (708)
30 May 09
A tomato is not a vegetable. It is the fruit of the tomato plant. It contains the seeds that allow the plant to reproduce. That is a FRUIT.
@24Champ (465)
9 Jun 09
That's right. Technically speaking, tomato is a fruit although it can also be considered as a vegetable if you use it in cooking.
@suprema (297)
• Philippines
27 May 09
It's a fruit. According to wikipedia, "Botanically, a tomato is the ovary, together with its seeds, of a flowering plant: therefore it is a fruit". You can read more about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomato#Fruit_or_vegetable.3F
@Colmuc (708)
30 May 09
Hi Suprema, How this can be even questioned is beyond me. There is no doubt it is a fruit. Thanks for your support:
@suprema (297)
• Philippines
30 May 09
Just working on making myLot better! :)
@besthope44 (12141)
• India
6 Jun 10
Well tomato is a vegetable as per cooking but its a kind of fruit
@Beenice (237)
• Canada
10 Jun 09
I think it is a veggie, I wouldn't eat it with a cake. It is acid and to mix it with sweet stuff no thanks. What did you discovered about tomatoes? Do you eat it with your main meal or did you ever tried it with desert?