This question came in from a camper named Adam.
“Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable?”
The debate as to whether or not a tomato is a fruit or vegetable ends here!
You see, although we use tomatoes as vegetables, they are actually classified by botanists as fruits because they contain seeds inside their juicy tissue. In fact, the tomato is considered to be a berry, much like the strawberry, blackberry, and raspberry.
Now, allow me to plant this seed in your head:
Are string beans, squash, eggplants, peppers, and cucumbers fruits or vegetables?
Check back tomorrow for the answer.
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