Are tomatoes fruits or vegetables?
I might have opened up a can of worms just by asking, because disagreement has surrounded this issue for generations.
In fact, the US Supreme Court has even weighed in on this burning question.
This issue was brought to a head in 1893 in Nix v. Hedden. The Court held that, even though tomatoes are fruits botanically, they would be classified as vegetables for the purposes of tariffs, imports and customs.
Did this settle the matter? Hardly.
Some US states have since named the tomato their state fruit; others call it their state vegetable.
It’s the sort of issue that produces arguments to this day.
Let me ask you another question:
Was Jesus simply a good man and teacher, or was He Lord?
The answer to this question has eternal consequences for each of us. It’s not simply a matter of “You say tomayto, I say tomahto.”Read more