Is tomato fruit or vegetable?
How about a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich or maybe a nice tomato sandwich?
The tomato is native to the United States. The word tomato comes from the Aztec work "tomatl." The tomato has been cultivated in the Americas since 700 AD.
The Aztec combined tomatoes, chilies and squash to make what we know as salsa. In addition, they used sliced tomatoes to make casseroles.
Most Northern Europeans believed tomatoes were poisonous because they were a member of the Nightshade family. In 1527, the Spanish brought tomato seeds to Southern Europe. A botanist described the fruit in 1554.
Is the tomato a fruit or a vegetable?
Discordes said the tomato should be fried in oil and eaten like eggplant.
The tomato became the basis for Italian cooking. The Spanish adopted the tomato and used it in soups and stews. Cookbooks published in 1698 included tomatoes.
The Germans did not eat tomatoes, but used them as an external medicine to treat lice and diarrhea. Tomatoes were also used to treat arthritis.
Thomas Jefferson was one of the first Europeans to eat tomatoes.
Today, each American eats approximately 18 pounds of fresh tomatoes each year. Tomatoes are rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin A and fiber.
Quick Corn Soup
Put a can of beef for chicken broth in a pot. Add two cans of corn and some chopped turnips. Cook until the turnips are soft. This is even better with fresh sweet corn.