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Katy Gillett wrote: I was also wondering what the deal is with tomatoes? Why aren’t they allowed?

Hi, Katy. How’s your weekend going?

Actually tomatoes are one I debated over. Personally, I had no problem with them while others have. There’s also the debate as to whether tomatoes are a vegetable or a fruit. Officially, according to the scientific definition, tomatoes definitely belong in the fruit category. Fruits are basically grown from the ovary in the base of the flower or plant and contain seeds of the plant in the fruit itself (cultivated forms can be seedless but tomatoes naturally contain seeds). Look at an asparagus, broccoli crown or a head of cabbage, there’s an obvious difference just looking at a vegetable or fruit. Tomatoes contain about 3 grams of sugar and 5 grams of carbs.

Really they should be a test food for anyone.