• Question: is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable and a fruit?

    Asked by sheekybear to Mark on 20 Jun 2018.
    • Photo: Mark Kirkwood

      Mark Kirkwood answered on 20 Jun 2018:


      Technically, the way to tell a fruit, is if it has seeds on the inside (generally speaking!).

      So, a tomato is a fruit! Although I wouldn’t want to put it in my fruit salad, would you?!

      This means that things like cucumbers are also fruits, and strawberries are actually NOT really a fruit, because they have their seeds on the outside!

      Hope that helps!

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