Originally Posted by brewmastertim
But they are considered a veggie by the U.S
So is ketchup. Doesn't make it right.
But really, chilies are fruit. If you were a bird, and thus immune to the effects of capsinoids, all you would taste in one is sweet. Which is why they are so spicy. This plant selected it's seed spreader by making itself inedible to everything but birds and humans.
Tomatoes are technically fruit too, but not to the extent that chilies are.