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Is a Tomato a Fruit?

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It's been called a super food, a functional food, and just plain delicious. It's the tomato, and it has an of vitamins and nutrients that help keep our bodies moving, from lycopene (which may help ward off some chronic disease) and beta-carotene to Vitamin C.

美女视频黄频大全视频It should be a regular part of your diet. But if you're big into food classification, you might be wondering—is a tomato a fruit? Is it a vegetable? Or is it some weird hybrid of the two?

The answer is that it depends on who's asking. In the world of botany, a fruit is as the part that develops from the fertilized ovary of a flower. Vegetables are the edible parts of plants that aren't fruits. By this definition, the tomato is a fruit.

美女视频黄频大全视频Botanists, however, don't have the last word on the subject. In 1893, the U.S. Supreme Court was asked to decide whether a tomato was a fruit or a vegetable after importer John Nix was slapped with a 10 percent import tax on vegetables coming in to New York's Port Authority. He argued the botanical definition, but , ruling that in the "common language of the people, whether sellers or consumers of provisions," the tomato was a vegetable.

美女视频黄频大全视频Nutritionists in particular like to as a vegetable because it lacks the abundance of fructose (sugar) found in many fruits like oranges and apples. In less formal terms, fruits are also classified based on their ability to be incorporated into desserts due to their sweetness. There's a reason we have apple pie and not broccoli pie.

美女视频黄频大全视频So is the tomato a fruit? As a seeded growth, yes. Nutritionally, no. If you want to stick to the , according to Nix's case, the tomato is a vegetable. He couldn't prove otherwise. Then again, it might depend on where you live. Tennessee made it the official state fruit, while New Jersey calls it the official state vegetable. Arkansas played both sides of the fence by the tomato both the state fruit and the state vegetable.

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Wayfair Is Offering Up to 65 Percent Off Air Conditioners, Robot Vacuums, and Other Appliances for a Limited Time

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is a one-stop online shop for just about anything you could ever need for your home, and this year, the company is getting a jump on Memorial Day sales by taking up to major appliances from now until May 28. Here, shoppers will find discounts on everything from to . These savings won't last forever, so to help you get started on your shopping, we pulled together some of our favorite deals, which you can check out below.

Small Kitchen Appliances

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- KitchenAid Artisan Series 10-Speed 5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer with a Dough Hook & Other Accessories (Save $209)
- GoWISE USA 5.5-Liter Eight-in-One Electric Air Fryer ($122)
- Keurig K-Classic, Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker, 6 to 10oz Brew Sizes (Save $21)
- GoWISE USA Electric Pressure Cooker (Save $10)
- KitchenAid Ultra Power Five-Speed Hand Mixer (Save $36)

Air Conditioners

- Pioneer MiniSplit 12,000 BTU Ductless Mini Split Air Conditioner with Heater and Remote (Save $150)
- Black + Decker 6000 BTU Energy Star Window Air Conditioner with Remote (Save $67)
- Whynter 12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Remote (Save $122)
- Della 14,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Heater and Remote (Save $45)

Mini Refrigerators

A mini fridge that's available on Wayfair.
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- Daewoo 4.4-Cubic-Foot Freestanding Mini Fridge (Save $184)
- Galanz 3.1-Cubic-Foot Retro Freestanding Mini Fridge with Freezer (Save $66)
- NewAir 20-Bottle Wine and Beverage Refrigerator (Save $50)
- DaeWoo 4.4-Cubic-Foot Freestanding Mini Fridge (Save $160)

Fans and Air Purifiers

- Holmes Harmony Room HEPA Air Purifier (Save $121)
- Vornado 14-Inch Floor Fan (Save $31)
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Refrigerators

- GE Appliances 36-Inch Energy Star French Door Refrigerator (Save $210)
- Samsung 36-Inch French Door Smart Refrigerator with FlexZone Drawer (Save $501)
- GE Appliances 28-Inch Energy Star Refrigerator with Sliding Deli Drawer (Save $69)
- Chambers 9.9-Cubic-Foot Refrigerator (Save $159)

Washing Machines and Dryers

- Samsung 4.5-Cubic-Foot Top-Load Washer with Self Clean (Save $171)
- GE Appliances 7.2-Cubic-Foot Electric Dryer with Aluminized Alloy Drum (Save $60)
- Samsung 5-Cubic-Foot Top-Load Washer and 7.4-Cubic-Foot Electric Dryer (Save $92)
- GE Appliances 4.8-Cubic-Foot Energy Star High Efficiency Top-Load Washer with Tide Pods Dispenser (Save $86)

Ovens

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Vacuums

A bObsweep vacuum that's available ay Wayfair.
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- iRobot Roomba 675 Wi-Fi-Connected Robot Vacuum (Save $30)
- bObsweep PetHair Robotic Vacuum Cleaner with Mop Attachment (Save $426)
- Shark Bagless Upright Vacuum (Save $30)

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What's the Difference Between Memorial Day and Veterans Day?

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It may not be easy for most people to admit, but certain national holidays often get a little muddled in their minds—namely, Memorial Day and Veterans Day美女视频黄频大全视频. Clearly, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has seen and/or been asked about the confusion enough times that they dedicated space on to explaining the difference between these two similarly themed, but very different, holidays.

When is Memorial Day and when is Veterans Day?

Memorial Day and Veterans Day are held approximately six months apart: Veterans Day is celebrated every November 11, and Memorial Day takes place on the last Monday of May as part of a three-day weekend that's typically packed with parades and plenty of retail sales promotions. You probably realize both are intended to acknowledge the contributions of those brave individuals who have served in the United States military, but you may not recall the important distinction between the two. So what's the difference?

Veterans Day used to be Armistice Day

Veterans Day was originally known as Armistice Day. It was first on November 11, 1919, the one-year anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution making it an annual observance in 1926. It became a national holiday in 1938. In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower changed the name from Armistice Day to Veterans Day to veterans of the two world wars. The intention is to celebrate all military veterans, living or dead, who have served the country, with an emphasis on thanking the people in our lives who have spent time in uniform for their service to this country.

Who does Memorial Day honor?

Memorial Day美女视频黄频大全视频 is also a celebration of military veterans, but the mood is more somber. The occasion is for those who died while serving their country. The day was first observed in the wake of the Civil War, where local communities organized tributes around the grave sites of fallen soldiers. The observation was originally called Decoration Day because the graves were adorned with flowers.

美女视频黄频大全视频It was originally held on May 30 because that date wasn't the anniversary for any battle in particular and all soldiers could be honored. (The date was recognized by northern states, with southern states choosing different days.) After World War I, the day shifted from remembering the fallen in the Civil War to those who had perished in all of America's conflicts. It gradually became known as Memorial Day and was declared a federal holiday and moved to the last Monday in May to organize a three-day weekend beginning in 1971.

美女视频黄频大全视频The easiest way to think of the two holidays is to consider Veterans Day a time to shake the hand of a veteran who stood up for our freedoms. Memorial Day is a time to remember and honor those who are no longer around to receive your gratitude personally.

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