Technically, a fruit has to contain its seeds to further propagation. We typically consider fruit to be sweeter than vegetables, although tomatoes, pumpkins, and zucchini are also fruit. As are those weird little maple “helicopters”.
Which are edible, by the way, so if you’re excited to try something new…
Tomatoes are high in Vitamin C and Beta Carotene (Vitamin A). According to one article, even better for you then apples! I haven’t compared apples and tomatoes myself, but I can agree with what they say about heirloom varieties. I have one of those growing in my garden right now and it is producing the most deep red fruited tomatoes that I’ve ever seen.
Tomatoes are savoury rather than sweet, so when we cook with it we consider it a vegetable. It tastes amazing with other typical savoury foods, like cheese, meet, and herbs. But it works surprisingly well with other fruit as well. I've got a salad in my brain that I'll be sharing with my private members group next Friday. Come join us! We'd love to have you.
This week I tried grilling grape tomatoes with gruyere cheese and fresh basil. While I enjoyed the taste, it lacked the “zoom” I was looking for- perhaps this week you can play with similar flavours and come up with your own new recipe.
All the best this week, friends.