Tomatoes, japaleño peppers, serrano peppers and now avocadoes are all under scrutiny due to the recent Salmonella outbreak, making many Americans nervous about eating their vegetables.
Or make that, their fruits. Oh, drat. Which is it?
Actually, all four of these produce items are classified as fruits by scientists, regardless of what consumers, grocers and nutritionists think, said Amy Litt, director of Plant Genomics and Cullman curator at The New York Botanical Garden.
“The thing that is funny from my point of view, and it’s always a mystery to me, is that everyone knows that a tomato is a fruit, but they don’t know that a squash or a string bean or a cuke [cucumber] is also a fruit,” said Litt, who lately is studying the genes that make tomatoes fleshy. “I’m not sure how it got into the public realm of knowledge that a tomato is a fruit. But it’s like, well, all these other things are a fruit too.” .. read more
opinion: This article is old but a very good one and it talks about fruits and vegetables. Man has perverted the food we eat due to money, yep you got it MONEY! So what are some foods we eat that are being called a vegetable? Squash, Zucchini, Tomatoes and so forth. These are actually fruits. It helps to know the truth as we are feeding our bodies.
Fruit mean – Seed bearing, the developed ovary of a seed plant with its contents and accessory parts, as the pea pod, nut, tomato, or pineapple and the edible part of a plant developed from a flower, with any accessory tissues, as the peach, mulberry, or banana.
Vegetable mean – any plant whose fruit, seeds, roots, tubers, bulbs, stems, leaves, or flower parts are used as food, as the tomato, bean, beet, potato, onion, asparagus, spinach, or cauliflower and the edible part of such a plant, as the tuber of the potato.
legumes mean – pod or pea plant or the seed of a plant
Genesis 1:11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
Genesis 1:12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Proverbs 15:17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fatted ox and hatred with it.
Romans 14:2 One [man’s faith permits him to] believe he may eat anything, while a weaker one [limits his] eating to vegetables.
Do your own research and learn what God says about herbs (vegetables) and fruit. By the way teach your children the truth, many do not know!