I AM A BERRY, I AM PULPY, ROUGE AND FULL OF HARMLESS STONES. I AM NOT JUST A FRUIT, I AM ALSO A VEGETABLE WHAT IS MY NAME?
Tomatoes are botanically defined as fruits because they are formed from a flower and contain seeds.
But they are mostly used like a vegetable in cooking.
There is no hard-and-fast rule that clearly notes that as botanical fruits, they cannot be seen as vegetables.
But, owing to the fact that tomatoes are generally not used in desserts and are closely related to other fruit-vegetables like eggplants and peppers, amongst others, it is okay to classify tomatoes as vegetables.
Reports say the US Supreme Court ruled in 1893 that the tomatoes should be classified as vegetables on the basis of its culinary applications.
Nutritionally, tomatoes as “fruit” are sweet and fleshy.
But as vegetables, they are served as part of the main dish or side dish.