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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-08-2010, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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Tomatoes?????

Fruit or vegetable????

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-08-2010, 03:03 PM
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To really figure out if a tomato is a fruit or vegetable, you need to know what makes a fruit a fruit, and a vegetable a vegetable. The big question to ask is, DOES IT HAVE SEEDS? If the answer is yes, then technically, (botanically) you have a FRUIT. This, of course, makes your tomato a fruit. It also makes cucumbers, squash, green beans and walnuts all fruits as well. Along with the fruit from from a plant or tree, we can often eat the leaves (lettuce,) stems (celery,) roots (carrots,) and flowers (broccoli.) Many of these other parts of the plant are typically referred to as VEGETABLES. Now don't go looking for tomatoes next to the oranges in your grocery stores; fruits like tomatoes and green beans are usually (alas, incorrectly) referred to as "vegetables" in most grocery stores and cookbooks. NOW YOU KNOW!




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I guess that means V8 juice has been false advertising????

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-08-2010, 03:16 PM
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I think they are whatever we want them to be, and no matter what they are, they are downright tasty.




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Agreed.....

But, that would make green peppers, banana peppers, etc. Fruit, correct?

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According to that info yes. However, we say our plants are "fruiting" not "vegetabling" don't we.




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Sometimes they are vegetating......LOL

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Maybe it's a lifestyle choice
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Not that there is anything wrong with that.....?

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