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Amazing Fact: Tomato Is A Fruit Not A Veggie

If you were asked, is Tomato a fruit or a vegetable, I’m sure you’d probably say a vegetable.
I thought so too before, but now I know better.
The confusion about ‘fruit’ and ‘vegetable’ arises because of the differences in usage between scientists and cooks. Scientifically speaking, a tomato is definitely a fruit. True fruits are developed from the ovary in the base of the flower, and contain the seeds of the plant (though cultivated forms may be seedless). Blueberries, raspberries, and oranges are true fruits, and so are many kinds of nut.
However, the cooks have a different view, some things like tomatoes may be called ‘vegetables’, because they are used in savoury rather than sweet cooking.
So technically, tomato is the fruit of the tomato plant, but can be used as a vegetable in cooking.
Do you know of any other interesting facts?

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    May 2, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. …

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    Racheal Laye Edward
    May 6, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    Truly an amazing fact

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