Are tomatoes fruits or vegetables? Here is what US Supreme Court says

What came first: The Chicken or the egg? A puzzling question right?

Well, there are some similar questions related to food that makes us pause and think for a moment. The lineage of Tomatoes is one among them. While some people argue that tomatoes are fruits, there is also a section of people who argue that it is a vegetable.

Back in the 19th century, the US Supreme Court was faced with the same question. It was raised because vegetables had 10 percent import tax on them during that time while fruits didn’t have.

So sellers claimed that tomatoes were fruits so that they could escape the tax payment. The Supreme Court considered the case and ruled that even though tomatoes are scientifically fruits, it should be treated as vegetables in real life.

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