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Are Tomatoes a Fruit or VEGETABLE?

Have you ever walked through a farm market or supermarket and noticed tomatoes are stocked near lemons, limes or other acidic fruit? You may be surprised to learn that tomatoes are a fruit but, they are primarily used as a vegetable.

In the late 1800’s there was an international issue involving taxes of Fruits and VEGETABLES. Vegetables were taxed and Fruits were not. The issue was settled in the US Supreme Court with the Tomato being declared as a VEGETABLE.

No matter the classification or which department you find them, Tomatoes are tasty whether in salad, sandwich or cooked!