Fruit or Vegetable?

The aged old saying, “Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable?” Well today in my taxi, a tomato was a fruit. Jessie and I got into our taxi ride home from the orthodontist to hear the sucking and slurping sounds of our driver eating a whole tomato, as if it were a juicy summertime peach. Jessie was a little grossed out by the sounds. I guess one was not enough because as soon as he finished, out came another tomato and the driver biting into it with slurps. I think the Chinese see a tomato as a “fruit”; another proof, you can buy dried grape tomatoes along side raisins and berries in the markets. And they do taste sweet, like candy.

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  1. Reminds me of my Dad and oldest sister; they used to eat tomatoes "like a fruit" when we were growing up. Not too pleasant of a sound/image, but must have been yummy! (Nate is popping grapes into his mouth as I write this).

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