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Is a tomato a fruit?  According to the dictionary it is!
to·mato: soft juicy red or yellow fruit eaten raw or cooked as a vegetable.


What exactly is a fruit?
fruit: fleshy, seed-bearing part of a plant used as food; quantity of these.


Why isn't the tomato a vegetable?
ve·get·able: part of various types of plants eaten as food.


The fruit-vegetables are as healthy as fruit. Some cookbooks make a distinction between fruit, fruit vegetables and vegetables. If you look at it that way; a tomato is a fruit-vegetable. Same as the fruits below: egg-fruit, green pepper, hot pepper, avocado, red pepper, cucumber, tomato and zuchini. These fruits contain the same nutritious elements as the common fruits and contribute as much to your diet as the fruits we call fruit vegetables.

There might be more fruit to discover than you thought!

              zuchini picture

We like to consider the fruit-vegetables as fruit because we like fruit, and because the fruit-vegetables are made up out of  water for the largest part,  just like fruit and that's what we want to put into those glass of water bodies we have.
Remember, 80% of our body consists of water.

See Why Fruit for more information on this subject.

When we talk about fruit on this web site we include the fruit-vegetables.






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