Get ready for National Fruits & Veggies Month in September!
See the toolkit

Is a tomato a fruit or vegetable?

Answer

Botanists or scientists classify tomatoes as a fruit because they are a product from the seed-bearing structure of a flowering tomato plant.  Cooks, however, consider tomatoes a vegetable because they are less sweet and more savory and are served with main meals rather than a dessert.

Related Content