I almost forgot the other interesting topic of conversation from our evening out. Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable?
It was amazing at how much conversational mileage this worn out debate carried! I will repeat my opinion here: The tomato is a FRUIT! To the jerk with the bad hairpiece and the ugly tie, I repeat The tomato is a FRUIT!
The reason that they are classified as fruits and not veggies (no they are not sweet but that doesn't make them a veggie Mr. Philosopher Want to Be).
Their very name comes from the Latin words for "Fruit Bearer".
The reasons tomatoes are classified as fruit are as follows:
- They grow on trees. No matter how spindly their prickly stems are, they are considered to be branches.
- Tomatoes have seeds
- Tomatoes have skin
- Tomatoes have juice
- Tomatoes contain the fruit gene (and who wants to argue with the DNA these days?)
There you go Mr. Know it All! I hope you read my blog about this burning hot topic and realize I DID GET THE LAST WORD!