"Tomat dianggap sebagai sayur, bukan buah."
Translation:Tomatoes are considered vegetables, not fruits.
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I'll have to do this in English, I'm afraid. The part of the tomato plant that we eat is the fruit, the seeds with their nutritive part. I think it may actually be a berry of sorts, but I forget that distinction. When we eat the other parts of celery (stalks), carrots (roots), spinach (leaves), etc., they are vegetables. Peppers are another fruit that we often include with vegetables, I guess because they are less sweet than some other fruits. Both tomatoes and peppers make wonderful jam, though.
Hmm. All 3 of the Indonesians I asked (2 from Jawa Timur, 1 from Sumba) said tomatoes are considered fruit. Accurate sentence for an Estadounidense to explain to an Indonesian about USA culture, but not my experience of Indonesian culture (but perhaps other parts of the islands are different in this—Indonesia is quite culturally diverse).