Are tomatoes vegetables or fruits?

Answer Botanically, fruit.Culinary, vegetable.Peppers are fruit. Squash is fruit. etc.If you eat the plant, it's a vegetable. If you eat what the plant makes, its a fruit (or seed).

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Why are tomatoes categorized under vegetables instead of fruits?

Because they are used in savory dishes more often than sweet dishes. Many of of the 'vegetables' we use are actually fruits; tomatoes, all squashes, cucumbers, peppers, etc. True vegetables do not ... Read More »

How many folk out there grow their own vegetables and tomatoes?

I do but without a greenhouse. My garden is about an acre. What veggies I don't use goes to the senior center. Last year I grow 50 tomato plants. Hmmmmmmm tomatoes

Besides fried green tomatoes, what else can I do with un-ripe tomatoes?

You can try this Green Tomato Soup Recipe...It serves 4-6 people, and you can substitute the meats for other favorites...Although, the ham gives it a great flavor!2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive o... Read More »

How many cans of tomatoes does 1 gallon of fresh tomatoes equal?

One gallon of fresh tomatoes equals approximately eight 16-oz. cans of tomatoes. According to the University of Michigan Extension Service, it takes approximately 1.5 lbs. of fresh tomatoes to make... Read More »