A tomato is a berry. A pumpkin is a berry.

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18 Nov 2022, 5:38 pm

Yes, according to the botanical definition of "berry", both tomatoes and pumpkins are berries.



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18 Nov 2022, 5:48 pm

...while strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries are known as "aggregate fruits" — fruits that develop from multiple ovaries of a single fruit. They are not classified as berries.


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18 Nov 2022, 6:55 pm

The pineapple is related to neither the pine nor the apple.  It is, instead, a cluster of berries grown into one solid, pulpy mass -- another aggregate fruit.


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18 Nov 2022, 10:42 pm

A banana is also classified as a berry.


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18 Nov 2022, 11:23 pm

Tomatoes and pumpkins may be technically fruits, but I still wouldn't put them in a fruit salad. :chef:



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19 Nov 2022, 2:03 pm

"fruit" and "berry" both have a botanical definition and a culinary definition which are different. In the botanical definition tomatoes are berries, while strawberries are not. In the culinary definition, tomatoes are not berries, while strawberries are.



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19 Nov 2022, 2:05 pm

If you ask people if a tomato is a fruit, many will say yes. Ask people if a tomato is a berry, however, and a "yes" response is unlikely.



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29 Nov 2022, 10:03 pm

All berries are fruit, but not all fruit are berries. Or maybe they are. A fruit is basically the "seed container" of a plant.

Vegetables are usually the part of a plant that's eaten, like the roots or leaves. Peas and beans are actually seeds in containers but they're normally called a vegetable. Or a legume.

I think I read somewhere that the strawberry itself isn't actually a berry, however.

I think pineapples got their name because of their resemblance to a pine cone. :)

Kiwi Fruit was originally called 'the Chinese gooseberry" because Europeans thought they tasted like a ripe gooseberry. Then they got the name Kiwi fruit in New Zealand because of their resemblance to a Kiwi bird.



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29 Nov 2022, 10:13 pm

CockneyRebel wrote:
A banana is also classified as a berry.

I thought they are grass?


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