But with the blast shield down, I can’t even see!
The tomato is consumed in diverse ways, including raw, as an ingredient in many dishes, sauces, salads, and drinks.
You weren’t on any mercy mission this time.
While it is botanically a fruit, it is considered a vegetable for culinary purposes (as well as under U.S. customs regulations, see Nix v. Hedden), which has caused some confusion.
These products may or may not maintain the nutritional integrity of the vegetable used to produce them.
You’re all clear, kid.
The fruit is rich in lycopene, which may have beneficial health effects.