Often you hear “Did you know that tomatoes are fruits not vegetables!”. It’s much weirder than that. Most people know that tomatoes are fruit, not vegetables. What they don’t know is that they are also berries — fruit with seeds on the inside.
Strawberries and raspberries aren't really berries in the botanical sense. They are derived from a single flower with more than one ovary, making them an aggregate fruit. True berries are simple fruits stemming from one flower with one ovary and typically have several seeds
It gets worse: there is no such thing as a vegetable in botany — science does not have a definition of “vegetable” that I am aware of.
Vegetables DO have a definition but it’s from tradition, and the law:
In the 1893 United States Supreme Court case Nix. v. Hedden, the court ruled unanimously that an imported tomato should be taxed as a vegetable, rather than as a (less taxed) fruit.
So, if someone tells you that tomatoes are fruit, remember:
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