For this month's fruity friday, we tasted plums and cherry tomatoes.
Plums are in season between May and September so it was the perfect time to taste them. Plums come from the same family as peaches and nectarines which we tasted a few months ago. Like peaches, plums are a stoned fruit and it is not safe to eat this stone. Plums grow on small trees and are full of vitamins and minerals.
We had so much fun trying to work out whether to cut them in halves or in quarters. It was lucky we had being doing fractions in maths recently! We decided that because we had 8 plums and there were 28 people in the room, it was best to cut them in quarters.
1 plum can be cut into 2 halves or 4 quarters.
Some of us were surprised with the next fruit as we thought it was a vegetable. Now we know though, that because tomatoes have their seeds inside them, they are technically a fruit! We just use them as vegetables a lot.
There are over 7500 tomato varieties. People eat tomatoes raw, in soups and in sauces. In Ireland we grow tomatoes in glasshouses because the climate is cooler. Tomatoes are rich in lycopene so are very good for our hearts. They are also full of vitimans A & C as well as calcium and potassium.