Monday, July 21, 2008


My sister Heidi and I were talking last week about the fact that the tomato is a fruit, but I couldn't remember what specifically identified it as such. So for her (and my) benefit:

"True fruits are developed from the ovary in the base of the flower and contain the seeds of the plant (though cultivated forms may be seedless). Botanically, a tomato is the ovary, together with its seeds, of a flowering plant - therefore it is a fruit or, even more precisely, a berry. Blueberries, raspberries, and oranges are true fruits, and so are many kinds of nut."

It may be just a coincidence but Darlene and I had tomato sandwiches (with cheese).... (and bacon) for supper tonight.

Quote is an amalgam of a Wikipedia entry and and AskOxford entry.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think cheese and bacon aren't fruits....HAAHHHA!! Heidi