Monday, March 3, 2014

Fact of the Day: Tomato Confusion

While botanically a fruit, tomatoes were ruled as vegetables in a Supreme Court case concerning tariffs in 1893. 

25 comments:

DWei said...

Delicious either way.

Margaret D said...

Tomatoes are fruit down here.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

No matter what they're called, tomatoes are great!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

And what THE LAW says goes!

Pat Hatt said...

They laid down the veggie law

DEZMOND said...

we do love them!

Pilar Domínguez said...

I always say this to my pupils. It is a little bit confussing. Interesting fact. Kisses:)

A Beer for the Shower said...

Glad that we had court cases concerning this. Without it, I wouldn't even begin to know what to do with my life.

Dana said...

Weird. We call them fruit.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I find it hilarious that The Supreme Court decided this :)

Unknown said...

Always love reading your blog!

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Christine said...

interesting...tomatoes caught in politics!

Anna-Alina said...

I wait for summer, because of tomatos.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Tax dollars at work

Sakuranko said...

Well I like tomatoes much they are part of my diet.
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Theresa Mahoney said...

Fruit or Veggie, either way, they are one of my favorite foods!

stephen Hayes said...

Don't much care for tomatoes.

DeniseinVA said...

Interesting! One of my favorite foods also and even though I have been told it is actually a fruit, I still think of it as a vegetable.

PAPS said...

Ha did not realize it was a fruit.
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Kay said...

I knew it was a fruit, but I sure didn't know that the Supreme Court had to rule on that decision and proclaim it was a veggie.

Monique | SkeletonWeirdo said...

I love tomatoes :)

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Bob Bushell said...

Lovely fruit.

Elisabeth said...

Haha, this was a fun detail! Thanks Adam for stopping by my blog :)

xxx
E from Helsinki, Finland
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Al Penwasser said...

Similarly, I heard on "The Big Bang Theory" that a strawberry wasn't a fruit.
I could look it up, but I'd rather seek the truth on Blogger.
What? Doesn't everyone?

bj said...

How cool is this !
I love coming over here...I learn something from you nearly every time.
xo