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Green Tomatoes: Fruit of the Vegetable Patch

 

Last updated 9/16/2020 at 12:01pm



Every year, my small vegetable garden produces far more tomatoes than I can possibly use. As the season wanes, an abundance of green tomatoes forlornly hang on the vine looking for enough sun to turn them into red jewels. I’ve begun searching for unique ways to use green tomatoes as a vegetable and as a fruit in my recipes.

Scientifically, tomatoes are classified as a fruit, but since they don’t contain the sweet flavor of most fruits and are typically used in savory dishes, they’re legally classified as a vegetable.

Tomatoes are low in calories and a good source of vitamins C, A and...



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