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幼小的彼得斯顿小姐及先生
1999
年的蕃茄节
 

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彼得斯顿蕃茄节
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蕃茄是水果,还是蔬菜

40,000多人前来参加彼得斯顿的蕃茄节,一起庆祝彼得斯顿最爱的水果之一。是的,水果!虽然蕃茄不甜,但它是一种水果,而不是蔬菜。因为水果在科学上的定义为,任何含有植物种子的多肉物质。而蕃茄内有种子,所以它是水果;同理可证,黄瓜、青椒及南瓜都是水果。虽然我们常将以它们的食用方式,而将它们视为蔬菜。我们常认为水果是甜的,这是一个r便利的方式,帮助我们区分各式各样的食用植物。

不论蕃茄是蔬菜或是水果,它都是宾州彼得斯顿居民的最爱。您最爱吃的水果是那一样?


Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable?

More than 40,000 people come to the Pittston Tomato Festival to celebrate one of Pittston's favorite fruits. That's right, fruits! Although the tomato is not sweet, it is a fruit rather than a vegetable. That's because science calls a fruit any fleshy material covering the seeds of a plant. The tomato has seeds inside, so it is a fruit -- so are cucumbers, green peppers, and squash. We often refer to them as vegetables, though, because of the way they taste. We tend to think of fruits as sweet; it's a handy way to distinguish between the different kinds of plants that we eat.

The people of Pittston, Pennsylvania, love the tomato, whether it is a fruit or a vegetable. What's your favorite fruit?

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