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Posted on 19 February 2008 by

Once and For All: Is the Tomato a Fruit or Vegetable?

TomatoBy Michelle Fabio

It’s an age-old question that has even reached the Supreme Court of the United States–so what’s the answer?

If you’re having cocktails with a botanist, you’d best say that a tomato is most definitely scientifically a fruit, which are developed in the ovary of a flower along with its seeds. In this sense, there’s no question that the tomato is a fruit.

So where does the tomato’s reputation as a Read the rest of this entry »


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