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PATTISWIMMER
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12/27/12 7:57 P

fruit just like the avocado



MOMMYOF2RN
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12/27/12 7:43 P

Agree with everyone else, its a fruit science wise, but fruit nutritional wise...confusing I know!



DIETITIANBECKY
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12/27/12 7:35 P

A plant scientist will tell you a tomato is a fruit----anytime you are eating the flesh around the seeds, it is a fruit. Basically you are eating the ovary of the plant. ( i know...TMI)

However, with cooking and nutrition---we classify veggies and fruits more on their "sweetness" factor and how they are used in cooking....when tracking this way a tomato is a veggie.

Dietitian Becky



SUSAN_FOSTER
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12/27/12 4:14 P

Botanically they are a fruit but I believe nutritionally they are considered a vegetable.



JK_LEFFLER
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12/27/12 3:56 P

Tomatoes are technically a fruit, so are cucumbers! It has to do with the seeds. However, they are legally a vegetable. Have I confused you yet? Here you go:
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archive
s/57821

Edited by: JK_LEFFLER at: 12/27/2012 (16:32)


KRISTEN_SAYS
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12/27/12 3:56 P

It is technically a fruit, but most people wouldn't put tomatoes in a fruit salad...



HEALTHNUT2009
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12/27/12 3:55 P


I have always considered tomatoes a vegetable --
someone told me the other day it is a Fruit -- cuz it has seeds --

well I want to know ?





 
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