26 Jan 08
Hello dear vantities. I love tomatoes very much. Here in China we usaully have many ways to cook tomatoes. We cook tomatoes with eggs and we also cook tomato-egg soup. Tomato is said to be very nutrient. Also we love to eat tomato in salad with some white sugar mixed together.
12 Dec 07
I eat nuts for healthy consideration and taste.I like to have them with my family with fruit in hand and chat. I'm not now much of a fruit eater & never really have been much of one. But I love eating bananas the most. Ever so often I get into a pineapple kick. I eat them as they come mostly. Canned pineapple though. I hate having to cut them myself. Once in awhile Ill buy fires sliced pineapples from the local stores.
7 Aug 07
Hmmm... to me a tomato is not a fruit, neither a type of spice. To me tomato is a type of vegetable. I use it to cook soup, and I often add tomatoes to dishes that need some sour taste in it. It is a good replacement of tamarind paste, and the taste is not totally sour but mixed with a little sweet. That's what making tomatoes unique. I eat it raw too, just like some other vegetables such as carrot and celeries.
17 Jul 07
Botanically speaking, the tomato you eat is a fruit. So is a watermelon, green pepper, eggplant, cucumber, and squash. A "fruit" is any fleshy material covering a seed or seeds. Horticulturally speaking, the tomato is a vegetable plant. The plant is an annual and nonwoody. Most fruits, from a horticulture perspective, are grown on a woody plant (apples, cherries, raspberries, oranges) with the exception of strawberries. In 1893, the United States Supreme Court ruled the tomato was a "vegetable" and therefore subject to import taxes. The suit was brought by a consortium of growers who wanted it declared a vegetable to protect U.S. crop development and prices. Fruits, at that time, were not subjected to import taxes and foreign countries could flood the market with lower priced produce. (A hundred years really hasn't changed anything.) Source: http://www.solutions.uiuc.edu/content.cfm?series=4&item=514&Parents=0%7C67
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13 Jul 07
I have never heard tomatoes classified as a spice. I have heard the arguement is it a fruit or is it a vegetable? I know that it's technically a fruit, but I consider a vegetable. I mean I don't eat it in a fruit salad. I put it on sandwhiches and vegie salads.