“T” is for Tomato!
Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit… Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad! The tomato is the edible, often red, berry of the nightshade Solanum lycopersicum, commonly known as a tomato plant. Botanically, a tomato is a fruit — a berry, consisting of the ovary, together with its seeds, of a flowering plant. This has led to a legal dispute in the United States. In 1887, U.S. tariff laws that imposed a duty on vegetables, but not on fruit, caused the tomato's status to become a matter of legal importance. Consequently, if a tomato is a fruit, is ketchup a jam!? Read more…