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same as several people i know... its a fruit..

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Actually it's a fruit not a vegetable

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Fruit

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fruit because it has seeds. Vegetables don't have seeds

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Isn't a cucumber a vegetable? It has seeds.
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no its a fruit too
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all fruits have seeds..... vegetables do not
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strawberries, grapes, cantaloupe have seeds and their all fruits
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It's considered a vegetable. But it has seeds in the inside. If it has seeds than its a fruit but in this case it's a vegetable.

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If it has seeds it's a fruit. End of story.
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It's a fruit.
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But who sees people go to the fridge and get a tomato eating it like a fruit.
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actually a lot of ppl do, I have, my mother does and lots of other ppl I know.. a really good fresh tomato is a glorious thing ;) a little salt and bite right in .. yumm.
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Yeah, that's not one of the characteristics of a fruit.
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Hi Carlos!
That is the best way to eat a good tomato! Besides, in lasagna, spaghetti, salsa, in salads, stuffed with ham, homemade soups, (someone else can have my share of tomato soup and V8 though), ....
My dog likes them right off the vine.
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Fruit, vegetables are lame. :3

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Some people may call a tomato a fruit......but I will always call it a vegetable

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Fruit

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It's a fruit. Maybe folks think they are a vegtable cause they grow in the garden.

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Botanically it is a fruit. For taxation purposes in the US, it is a vegetable.

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it is a fruit due to being the seed of a plant but a veg. as far as cooking. wouldn't put apples in your veg soup now would ya

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The tomato it's a fruit

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Definitely a fruit because of the seeds.

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Fruit :)

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It is considered a fruit because it has seeds connected to it. All fruits have seeds connected to them somehow.

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A fruit

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I've been waiting for this question:

"Botanically, tomatoes are a fruit. This is because a fruit is the edible part of the plant that contains the seeds, while a vegetable is the edible stems, leaves, and roots of the plant. Commercially (and on our dinner plates) it's known as a vegetable."

"Nix v. Hedden, 149 U.S. 304 (1893),[1] was a decision by the Supreme Court of the United States that affirmed the lower court ruling that the tomato should be classified under customs regulations as a vegetable rather than a fruit. The Court's unanimous opinion held that the Tariff Act of 1883 used the ordinary meaning of the words "fruit" and "vegetable," under which a tomato is classified as a vegetable, instead of the technical botanical meaning."

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Fruit

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Fruit

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It's a fruit because it has seeds and you probily should tell anyone that says its not a fruit there stupid

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Isn't that rude..?
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It is rude, bad grammar and spelling too.
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its a fruit

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It can be both, if you cook a tomato it's a vegetable and it's a fruit if you don't.

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Fruit it has seeds in it like all fruit have seeds like oranges watermelon but vegetables don't.

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Summer squash does. It has beautiful flowers too. Unfortunately my 'Bonnie' plant from Canada has produced only fruit this year. It flowers beautifully then falls off, no squash. :( Makes me wonder if it is GMO.
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Produced only flowers! Duh. misprint....
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Tomatoes are considered as fruits because they contain seeds.

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WHY CAN'T IT BE BOTH?!?!?!?!?! haha

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Its a fruit!

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in schools they teach that its a vegetable, but now every botanic knows its a fruit.

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According to the strict definition of botany about fruit, tomatoes may be defined as fruit by most botanist , but fruit and vegetables have no obvious distinguish, only in accordance with people's habits to distinguish. Some people think is fruit, some people think that is a vegetable, I don't know the truth.

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it's a fruit

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It is fruit. But it was classified as a veggie for commercial reasons.
Goofy but true.

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I think its Fruit

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It used to be classified as a vegetable, but since it has seeds it's now classified as a fruit.

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fruit

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fruit....im pretty sure ts a fruit

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fruit
pah who cares i call it a vegetable >:O

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A tomato is referred to by many people as a vegetable, but physiologically is a fruit. If you look closely tomatoes have seeds, most vegetables do not have seeds.

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Fruit.

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yes

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tomato is a fruit because it has seeds i thought it was a vegetable all this time

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It's a fruit.

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Technically a fruit, but everyone thinks of them as vegetables.

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fruit vegetable

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scientifically it's a fruit

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fruit but we use it as a vegetable

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