Thursday, February 21, 2008

tomato گوجه فرنگی

The United States Congress passed the Tariff Act of 1883, a rather innocuous piece of legislation requiring a 10% tax on imported vegetables, in response to growing international trade. Just a few short years later, a tomato importer evaluated the law closely, and decided to challenge it on the botanical grounds that a tomato was in fact technically a fruit, not a vegetable, and should therefore be exempt from said tax. John Nix's case posed merit enough to land the case before the Supreme Court in 1893. In Nix vs Hedden, 149 U.S. 304 (1893), Justice Gray wrote, "Botanically speaking, tomatoes are fruits of a vine, just as are cucumbers, squashes, beans, and peas. But in the common language of the people...all these are vegetables, which are grown in kitchen gardens, and which, whether eaten cooked or raw, are, like potatoes, carrots, parsnips, turnips, beets, cauliflower, cabbage, celery and lettuce, usually served at dinner in, with or after the soup, fish or meats which constitute the principal part of the repast, and not, like fruits generally, as dessert [1]." The court rejected the botanical truth that the tomato is in fact a monstrously sized berry, and deferred to the culinary vernacular of vegetable to describe it. Thus is tax yet paid on imported tomatoes.

this tomato has in iran, hamedan
just pretty
یک عکس از یک گوجه فرنگی مخصوص است که بیشتر حال تزئینی داره
این گوجه فرنگی ها را من در بازار همدان دیدم و عکس گرفتم به نظر این کوچولو های زیبا این گوجه فرنگی های رنگارنگ قشنگ می اید نه؟
امیدوارم از این عکس خوشتون اومده باشه

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous7:13 AM

    از این گوجه فرنگی ها اینجا خیلی زیاده و همیشه برای سالادم از اونها استفاده میکنم. عکس قشنگیه.(آلوچه)...


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