Half fruit and half vegetable
Is the tomato a vegetable or a fruit? According to science and botany it is actually a fruit, as well as cucumbers, peppers and pumpkins if we follow the scientific definitions. However, in the culinary context and by nutritionists it is considered a vegetable, a term with a broader meaning than the definitions of botanists and therefore also includes the tomato. In short, it is a fruit in the world of botany and a vegetable in the world of cooking.
Talk to any cook or pastry chef and he will tell you that tomato is a vegetable and that he will never put it in the place of strawberries on the cake. We advise against replying that technically not even strawberries are fruit. In short, if you are a fussy person or a botanist, don’t talk to the pastry chef.
The most eaten fruit/vegetable in the world
Whatever you want to call it, fruit if you are a scientist or a vegetable if you are a normal person, tomato is one of the most consumed foods in the world. It is in first place in the ranking of the most consumed fruit if we consider it a fruit, while if we consider it a vegetable the most consumed fruit becomes the watermelon.