What color is a red tomato before it’s ripe?
If something happens before a particular date, time, or event, it happens earlier than that date, time, or event. 在 (某日、某时、某事件) 以前
Ripe fruit or grain is fully grown and ready to eat. (水果、谷物) 成熟的
Facts about green tomatoes
Green tomatoes are underripe tomatoes – firm and very sour, which makes them unpalatable when they’re raw. However, once cooked, they become moist, delectable, and can add a bright flavor to sauces and other dishes. Their firmness also helps them stand up well to baking. Of course, the most famous use of the fruit is in the southern dish of fried green tomatoes, wherein they’re coated in cornmeal, and then fried.