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Postby Turnip » Mon Jan 31, 2005 7:41 pm

I think people don't want to call tomatoes fruit because they aren't sweet like most fruit.
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Postby goleafsgo96 » Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:32 pm

J2thez929 wrote:Its a fruit b/c it has seeds. Bottom line. People have putting it in the vegetable column and I dont know why


how about string beans? green beans? those are vegetables im pretty sure. sweetness is right about the fleshy protection, or at least thats what ive heard. sounds scientific enough.
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Postby mutantseabass » Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:53 pm

deluxe_247 wrote:take it from a produce manager....its a fruit.


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Postby joshyboy72 » Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:54 pm

Yep they are fruits. I'm with Mercer Boy...the only tomatoes I like eating are the small cherry tomatoes. Big tomato slices get all soggy and drip juice all over the place.
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Postby MCG321 » Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:55 pm

joshyboy72 wrote:Yep they are fruits. I'm with Mercer Boy...the only tomatoes I like eating are the small cherry tomatoes. Big tomato slices get all soggy and drip juice all over the place.


Yeah.

Tomatoes in burgers = :-t

Tomatoes in salads = ;-D
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Postby mutantseabass » Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:57 pm

Mercer Boy wrote:Super Mario Bros. 2 claims it to be a vegetable (since it's one of the things you try to kill King Wart with - onion, tomato, turnip, radish...probably some others). But, as far as I know, it's technically classified as a fruit.

I don't like eating normal big tomato slices because I think the seed/juice is nasty. I like the little round ones they put in salads, though! ;-D


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Postby mtryanks12 » Mon Jan 31, 2005 10:12 pm

A lot of "vegetables" are actually fruits, like tomatoes, avacados, peppers, etc etc. It's amazing how dumb us americans can be.
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Postby Nilmerf » Mon Jan 31, 2005 11:27 pm

Yes, we all know that tomatoes are technically fruits, but I like to classify fruits and vegetables based on their taste and what kind of meals they pop up in. That's why I'll always call tomatoes vegetables. Would you ever put tomatoes in a fruit salad? No. In a green salad? Yes. I'm also just as likely to put an apple on my burger as I am to take eat a tomato whole.
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Postby no1cowboysfan » Tue Feb 01, 2005 1:45 am

A better question... what the heck is a potato? I've never seen potato seeds, but I always hear conflict about this. I would assume its a vegetable, but I believe the scientific definition is "tubular."

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Postby Mercer Boy » Tue Feb 01, 2005 2:51 am

no1cowboysfan wrote:A better question... what the heck is a potato? I've never seen potato seeds, but I always hear conflict about this. I would assume its a vegetable, but I believe the scientific definition is "tubular."

Delux, I'm looking at you, Mr. Produce. What the heck is it? And what the heck does "tubular" mean? And did I spell "tubular" right?


I think you mean a "tuber." :-b

A swollen, fleshy, usually underground stem of a plant, such as the potato, bearing buds from which new plant shoots arise.


Tubular (which you spelled right in the following context) is something that looks like a cylinder or a way to say "Cool." ;-D
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