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Old 01-07-2013, 09:52 PM   #31
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Once I asked my sister-in-law, who is a vegetarian, what her favorite vegetables are. She was at a loss, then mentioned that she did like tomatoes ... That was the only thing she could come up with! She's a very sweet person. I just always thought that her answer was funny. Dapjwy's comment reminded me of her
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Once I asked my sister-in-law, who is a vegetarian, what her favorite vegetables are. She was at a loss, then mentioned that she did like tomatoes ... That was the only thing she could come up with! She's a very sweet person. I just always thought that her answer was funny. Dapjwy's comment reminded me of her
Smile. Her response is much funnier than mine!

I think I should come up with a list of veggies I like, if I come up with more than ten I'm good...if not, I'll give in to Lib that it is funny.

...by the way, tomatoes are technically a fruit, so your sister-in-law couldn't even come up with one!
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Botanically a fruit, but legally a vegetable. Yes, we have a declaration by our government that the tomato is a vegetable. I bet you were able to guess - it was for taxing purposes (customs, I believe).

If anyone knows the whole story, feel free to share!
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:54 PM   #34
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...by the way, tomatoes are technically a fruit, so your sister-in-law couldn't even come up with one!
You're right .... I'd forgotten that & that makes it even funnier.
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Botanically a fruit, but legally a vegetable. Yes, we have a declaration by our government that the tomato is a vegetable. I bet you were able to guess - it was for taxing purposes (customs, I believe).

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I don't know the whole answer and didn't even realize it was for customs...which at least makes a little sense. I have to wonder if any other country passed a law like that.
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I had a little more time this afternoon and looked it up. This is from Wikipedia:

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In 1887, U.S. tariff laws that imposed a duty on vegetables, but not on fruits, caused the tomato's status to become a matter of legal importance. The U.S. Supreme Court settled this controversy on May 10, 1893, by declaring that the tomato is a vegetable, based on the popular definition that classifies vegetables by use, that they are generally served with dinner and not dessert (Nix v. Hedden (149 U.S. 304)).[58] The holding of this case applies only to the interpretation of the Tariff Act of March 3, 1883, and the court did not purport to reclassify the tomato for botanical or other purposes.
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I had a little more time this afternoon and looked it up. This is from Wikipedia:
Very informative. Thanks, biigblue.
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When I was a vegetarian (who is not crazy about vegetables), I used to put frozen spinach in the food processor until it was fine like herbs, and add it to spaghetti sauce. I wasn't fooling myself, but I couldn't taste it either. Now I have more ideas...especially as we explore eating healthier foods.
That line gave me a good laugh at your expense too knowing how many you've been known to pass upon.
Have you a list of which you do partake in every now and then or perhaps some of which you are wanting to give a try?

I'm thinking about adding more fruits and veggies to my diet and read that if you make a list of all the fruits and veggies by color,
just make it a point to eat one in each column per day.
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That line gave me a good laugh at your expense too knowing how many you've been known to pass upon.
Have you a list of which you do partake in every now and then or perhaps some of which you are wanting to give a try?

I'm thinking about adding more fruits and veggies to my diet and read that if you make a list of all the fruits and veggies by color,
just make it a point to eat one in each column per day.
I've been meaning to make a list since Equil laughed at the same comment. Give me time...I'm not in the mood right now...but I like the idea of eating each color every day. I've been eating "red" (purple) cabbage a lot this week with a home made dressing using rice wine vinegar; I'm really enjoying it.
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A list of fruits and veggies by color Fruits & Veggies More Matters : Fruit and Veggie Color List : Health Benefits of Fruits & Vegetables

AND the health benefits of each color group. Color Wheel of Fruits and Vegetables
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