Is a tomato a vegetable or a fruit?

Is a tomato a vegetable or a fruit?

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The full question is this:

Without being overly scientific and/or overly beholden to the practical approximations of everyday life, what do you believe: is a tomato a vegetable or a fruit?

I'm not so fixated on the tomato; I'm more curious about how long the creative conversationalists of the General Forum can keep this thread going.

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@fmf said
The full question is this:

Without being overly scientific and/or overly beholden to the practical approximations of everyday life, what do you believe: is a tomato a vegetable or a fruit?

I'm not so fixated on the tomato; I'm more curious about how long the creative conversationalists of the General Forum can keep this thread going.
I'm leaning to vegetable.

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@mchill said
I'm leaning to vegetable.
Better have that looked at!

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@mchill said
I'm leaning to vegetable.
Get off the sofa, get rid of the remote control, get rid of the smart phone, and try out some recipes that question your prejudices about the use of tomatoes.

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@mchill said
I'm leaning to vegetable.
I wouldn’t say your posting was that bad.

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@fmf said
The full question is this:

Without being overly scientific and/or overly beholden to the practical approximations of everyday life, what do you believe: is a tomato a vegetable or a fruit?

I'm not so fixated on the tomato; I'm more curious about how long the creative conversationalists of the General Forum can keep this thread going.
Tomatoes are red, and therefore a fruit as there are NO red vegetables anywhere in the world.

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They used to call them love apples. I eat them like apples. Fruit.

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@divegeester said
Tomatoes are red, and therefore a fruit as there are NO red vegetables anywhere in the world.
Tell that to the color blind.

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@kewpie said
They used to call them love apples. I eat them like apples. Fruit.
Weird.

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@kewpie said
I eat them like apples.
This is hardnose.

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@kewpie said
I eat them like apples.
The fact that scarcely anyone has done this in front of me for 510,527 days is hefty empirical evidence of its rarity and therefore its deviance.

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Thumbs down are red and therefore they are fruity.

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@divegeester said
There are NO red vegetables anywhere in the world.
Given the sheer number of types of vegetables in the world that are NOT red, statistically speaking, the absolutist claim you make here is almost true, which is as good as true, which, put briefly, and rounded up to the nearest whole number, is true.

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Beets.
Red cabbage.
Tomatoes.
Red bell pepper.
Radish.
Red chili pepper.
Radicchio.
Red leaf lettuce.

I'd call some of these purple rather than red, but chili and bell pepper are undeniably red and vegetable. I notice they think tomato is a vegetable.

Here's the weird stuff:
https://recipes.howstuffworks.com/tomato-called-a-love-apple.htm

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Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting one in the fruit salad.