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Post by sujin007 on Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:43 pm

First off, a little interesting trivia: in the US, thanks to a US Supreme Court decision in 1893, tomatoes are vegetables.
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Post by sujin007 on Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:45 pm

In the rest of the world they are considered to be fruit (or more accurately, a berry). The reason for this decision was a tax on vegetables but not fruit.
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Post by sujin007 on Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:47 pm

You may also be interested to know that technically, a tomato is an ovary. The leaves and stems of the tomato plant contain a chemical called “Glycoalkaloid” which causes extreme nervousness and stomach upsets.
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Post by sujin007 on Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:49 pm


Despite this, they can be used in cooking to enhance flavor, but they must be removed before eating. Cooking in this way does not allow enough poison to seep out but can make a huge difference in taste.

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Post by sujin007 on Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:50 pm

Despite this, they can be used in cooking to enhance flavor, but they must be removed before eating. Cooking in this way does not allow enough poison to seep out but can make a huge difference in taste.

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Post by sujin007 on Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:52 pm

Finally, to enhance the flavor of tomatoes, sprinkle a little sugar on them. Now we just need to work out whether they are “toe-mah-toes” or “toe-may-toes”.

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Post by amar_sh143 on Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:36 pm

Tomato has the genera Lycopersicum and the species vary.
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