This week we have discussed whether foods are fruits are vegetables. On Friday we looked at five different foods: tomato, cucumber, potato, radish, and celery, and decided whether they would be described as a scientific fruit or a scientific vegetable. A scientific fruit is a food that people typically think of as a vegetable, but that has seeds in it. For example, if you ask two people whether a tomato is a fruit or a vegetable and one person says it is a fruit and one person says a vegetable they can both be considered correct. People traditionally consider a tomato a vegetable, and when you go buy tomatoes at the store they can be found next to the other vegetables. However, a food scientist would respond that tomatoes have seeds and therefore it is technically a scientific fruit. Great extension discussions at home would be what other "vegetables" do you eat that you think of as a vegetable, but that a food scientist would consider a fruit.