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Benefits of including Tomato in our diet. Benefits </>
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Main Health Benefits of Tomato. Health Benefits
Heart care, Muscle pain relief, Prevents constipation, Regulation of heart rate, Weight loss properties, Anti depressant and Cancer prevention
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Other General benefits of consuming Tomato. General Benefits
Controls blood pressure, Eye care, Maintains healthy cholesterol level and Strengthens bones
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Benefits of Tomato for skin. Skin Benefits
Anti-aging benefits, Heals sunburn, Skin rejuvenation, Treatment of acne and Treatment of skin diseases
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Benefits of Tomato for hair. Hair Benefits
Good conditioner, Prevents hair loss and Softening mask
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Allergy of fruits is defined as the damaging Immune response by the body to certain fruits. Tomato Allergy
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Allergy symptoms of Tomato fruit. Allergy Symptoms
Anaphylaxis, Coughing, Diarrhea, Eczema, Hives, Itching Sensation In Throat, Nausea, Runny Nose, Skin Rashes, Sneezing, Swelling Of Mouth, Tongue Or Lips, Vomiting and Wheezing
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Undesirable effects of Tomato on body. Side Effects
Heart Burn
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It tells you whether Tomato is allowed for following conditions or not. Recommeded for
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Know whether Tomato is allowed for pregnant women or not. Pregnant Women
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Know whether Tomato is allowed for lactating women or not. Lactating Women
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Best time to eat Tomato. Best Time to Eat
  • Morning time (before lunch)
  • Along with meal
  • Don't consume at night and before bed
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Nutrition is the process of obtaining food or nutrients necessary for growth and health. Nutrition </>
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Serving size of Tomato is the amount for which the nutrients present in Tomato are measured. Serving Size
100 g
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Organic compounds that include sugars, starch and cellulose. Carbs are the primary source of energy. Carbs
3.90 g
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Indigestible part of food that is obtained from plants. Fibers contain substances like cellulose, lignin, pectin and is Important for blood sugar control, Heart health, Skin health, weight loss etc. Fiber
1.20 g
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These are soluble, crystalline, sweet-tasting carbohydrates found in living tissues. Sugar
2.60 g
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Proteins are molecules composed of one or more long chains of amino acids and are necessary for proper functioning of body cells. Protein
0.90 g
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30
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Protein to Carb Ratio. Protein to Carb Ratio
0.23
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5
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Vitamins are organic compounds and a source of essential amino acids to the body. Vitamins
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A type of Vitamin needed for vision, healthy skin, mucous membranes, bone and tooth growth and to immune system health. Vitamin A (Retinol)
42.00 mcg
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14
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It is a part of an enzyme needed for energy metabolism and is Important for nerve functioning. Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)
0.04 mg
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27
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Part of an enzyme important for normal vision and skin health. Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
0.02 mg
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A Vitamin belonging to Vitamin B complex which aids in better blood circulation and energy. Higher amounts of Niacin improves cholesterol levels and lowers cardiovascular risks. Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
0.59 mg
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Part of an enzyme important for nervous system, digestive system, and skin health. Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
0.09 mg
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Part of an enzyme needed for protein metabolism and helps in making red blood cells. Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxin)
0.08 mg
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Part of an enzyme needed for making DNA and new cells, especially red blood cells. Vitamin B9 (Folic acid)
15.00 mcg
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An Antioxidant and part of an enzyme needed for protein metabolism. It’s Important for immune system health and aids in iron absorption. Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
14.00 mg
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An Antioxidant and protects cell walls. Vitamin E (Tocopherole)
0.54 mg
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18
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Part of an enzyme needed for proper blood clotting. Vitamin K (Phyllochinone)
7.90 mcg
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A type of carotenoid composed of long chain of eleven conjugated double bonds which prevents heart diseases and certain types of cancers. Lycopene
2,573.00 mcg
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These are two types of carotenoids which are yellow to red pigments found in fruits and vegetables. Important for antioxidant functions in the body. Lutein+Zeaxanthin
123.00 mcg
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A highly basic compound important in the synthesis and transport of lipids in the body. Choline
6.70 mg
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16
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Fats are group of natural esters of glycerol and various fatty acids. Fat
0.20 g
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Minerals are solid, naturally occurring inorganic substances that are found in fruits. Minerals
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Potassium helps to maintain the proper acid to base ratios in the body and plays an important role in synthesizing proteins from amino acids. Potassium
237.00 mg
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Iron helps our red blood cells for transportation of oxygen to all parts of the body. Regulates cell growth and cell differentiation. Iron
0.27 mg
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Sodium helps nerve and muscle function and maintains the balance of fluids in body. Sodium
5.00 mg
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Helps to maintain healthy teeth and bones. Also necessary for proper functioning of heart, muscles and nerves. Calcium
10.00 mg
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A type of mineral which helps in normal functioning of muscles and nerves. Also helps regulate the heart beat and to keep bones stronger. Magnesium
11.00 mg
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24
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A type of mineral important to increase the immunity of body and is used to make proteins and DNA. Zinc
0.17 mg
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16
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Phosphorus is very important for the formation of bones and teeth. Phosphorus
24.00 mg
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21
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Type of mineral needed for enzyme structure. Helps to maintain healthy bone structure & protects skin against UV light. Manganese
0.11 mg
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Copper is needed for synthesis of hemoglobin and proper Iron metabolism. Copper
0.06 mg
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Being an Antioxidant, selenium plays a key role in the body’s detoxification system. Selenium
0.00 mcg
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They are carboxylic acids which consist of a hydrocarbon chain and a terminal carboxyl group, especially any of those present as esters in fats and oils. Fatty Acids
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Type of fatty acid which lowers the levels of cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoproteins) in the blood. Omega 3s
3.00 mg
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Type of fatty acid which plays an important role in cell regulation, structure and protection. Omega 6s
80.00 mg
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They are naturally occurring unsaturated steroid alcohols, typically waxy solids. Important for cell signalling and membrane stability. Sterol
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They are plant sterols and stanols that regulate the absorption of cholesterol from the small intestine and lower LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol in humans. Phytosterol
7.00 mg
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Amount of water present in 100 gm of Fruits. Water Content
94.52 g
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Mineral nutrients (like calcium, phosphorous, zinc, iron, etc.) make up ash. It is the ultimate residue of food combustion. Ash
0.50 g
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It’s an amount of energy that food provides to our body to fuel the metabolic processes. Calories </>
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Serving size of Tomato is the amount for which the calories present in Tomato are measured. Serving Size
100 g
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Amount of calories present in fresh Fruits with peel. Calories in Fresh Fruit with Peel
18.00 kcal
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Amount of calories present in fresh Fruits without peel. Calories in Fresh Fruit without Peel
Not Available
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Calories present in frozen Fruits. Calories in Frozen Form
16.00 kcal
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Calories present in dried Fruits. Calories in Dried Form
258.00 kcal
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Calories present in canned Fruits. Calories in Canned Form
17.00 kcal
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Calorie count of different Tomato items is mentioned ahead. Calories in Foods
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Calorie content in Tomato juice. Calories in Juice
17.00 kcal
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Calorie content in Tomato jam. Calories in Jam
110.00 kcal
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Calorie content in Tomato Pie. Calories in Pie
150.00 kcal
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Features of Tomato that make it unique from the other fruits. Characteristics </>
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Category to which Tomato belongs! Type
Berry, Fruit Vegetable
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Time of the year when Tomato is available. Season
All Seasons
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Different types of Tomato. Varieties
Better Boy, Early Girl, Beefsteak, Beefmaster, Pink Brandywinem, Caspian Pink, Thai Pinks, Hawaiian Pineapple, Kelloggโ€™s Breakfast, Cherokee Purple, Black Ethiopian and Paul Robeson
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It tells you whether the fruit is available in seedless form or not. Seedless Variety
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Different colors in which Tomato is found. Color
Green, Orange, Pink, Purplish Black, Red, White and Yellow
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The color observed after peeling/cutting a fruit. Inside Color
Red
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External appearance of Tomato. Shape
Round
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How Tomato feels in your mouth! Texture
Juicy
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Taste of Tomato. Taste
Sour and Sweet
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The place where scientists have traced the genesis of Tomato. Origin
Central America and South America
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It gives you an idea about the growing environment required needed for the fruit. Grows on
Bushes
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Cultivation is defined as the process of production of food by preparing the land to grow crops. Tomato Cultivation
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Type of soil required for proper cultivation of Tomato. Soil Type
Loam and Sandy Loam
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It gives the range of pH level of soil. Soil pH
6-6.8
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Environmental Conditions required to grow Tomato. Climatic Conditions
Sunny and Warm
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Interesting facts about Tomato. Facts </>
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Unique and engaging Information about Tomato. Facts about Tomato
  • Around 10,000 varieties of tomatoes are grown in the world.
  • In Buรฑol, people celebrate the Tomatina festival where around 1.5 lakh tomatoes are used.
  • As per Guinness book of records, heaviest tomato weighed 3.51 kg.
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It will tell you whether following beverages can be made from Tomato or not. Tomato In Alcoholic Beverages
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Wine made from Tomato. Wine
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Use of Tomato in Beer. Beer
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Know whether spirits can be made with Tomato or not. Spirits
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Know whether cocktails can be made with Tomato or not. Cocktails
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Names of major countries known for growing Tomato. Production
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Country that ranks first in gross production of Tomato. Top Producer
China
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Other countries that are known producers of Tomato. Other Countries
Brazil, Egypt, India, Iran, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Turkey and United States Of America
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Country which imports Tomato on a large scale. Top Importer
Nigeria
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Country which exports Tomato on largest scale Top Exporter
Netherlands
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A recognized latin name given to fruits, consisting of a genus and species. Scientific name helps avoiding misunderstandings which can arise by common names. Scientific Name </>
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Botanical Name of Tomato. Botanical Name
Solanum lycopersicum
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The alternate name of Tomato. Synonym
Lycopersicon esculentum
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Scientific Classification or Taxonomy is the science of defining groups of living things on the basis of shared characteristics. Classification </>
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A domain of organisms having cells each with a distinct nucleus within which the genetic material is contained. Domain
Eukarya
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A Taxonomic category which groups together all forms of life having certain fundamental characteristics in common. Kingdom
Plantae
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A taxonomic category of related organisms constituting a major division of a kingdom. Subkingdom
Tracheobionta
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A rank that if treated as a division of a genus is deemed to be of subgeneric rank for the nomenclature purpose. Division
Magnoliophyta
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It is a taxonomic group comprised of organisms that share a common attribute. Class
Magnoliopsida
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A taxonomic category of organisms, a subdivision of a class which ranks above an order. Subclass
Asteridae
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Its nothing but a taxonomic rank used in the classification of organisms and recognized by the nomenclature codes. Order
Solanales
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Taxonomic category which groups one or more genera, especially sharing a common attribute. Family
Solanaceae
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A category of biological classification ranking between the family and the species, comprising structurally or phylogenetically related species or an isolated species exhibiting unusual differentiation. Genus
Solanum
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It is a group of closely related organisms that are very similar to each other and are usually capable of interbreeding and producing fertile offspring. Species
S. lycopersicum
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Generic group of Tomato. Generic Group
Nightshade
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What are the General Benefits of Tomato?

Significance of fruits in human diet is well recognized and these natural foods are equally appreciated for their high nutritional value. Talking about Tomato Nutrition, it is full of vital nutrients required for our overall fitness and health. What are the general benefits of Tomato? Some of the general health benefits of this fruit are: heart care, muscle pain relief, prevents constipation, regulation of heart rate, weight loss properties, anti depressant and cancer prevention. Fruits also contribute well as a remedy for various hair problems. The hair benefits of this fruit are: good conditioner, prevents hair loss and softening mask. Intolerance to certain fruits or their excess consumption can lead to allergies or side effects. The side effects of this fruit are heart burn. Therefore, despite the taste and nutritional value of fruits, it is essential to consume them as per our health requirement. Keep reading to learn about Tomato fruit which includes its nutrition, taxonomy, benefits and unique facts!

Nutrition details of Tomato

It is important to know the nutrition details of Tomato to get a thorough understanding about its benefits. How many calories are present in this fruit? Calories are responsible for the energy we obtain from fruits. Talking about Tomato fruit, for a serving size of 100 g, the amount of calories in fresh fruit without peel is: 18.00 kcal and calories in frozen fruit are 16.00 kcal. Thus, we can say that Tomato belongs to Low Calorie Fruits. Taking calories in foods into consideration, calorie content in Tomato jam is 110.00 kcal. For 100 g of serving size, the amount of carbs in Tomato are 3.90 g. Fibers are the integral part of fruit nutrition. The fiber content of this fruit is 1.20 g. Fruits high in Vitamin C are always recommended by doctors and dietitians. Ascorbic Acid or Vitamin C in Tomato in 14.00 mg. Talking about the essential minerals, the amount of potassium and calcium present are 237.00 mg and 10.00 mg.

Tomato Taxonomy

Tomato taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Tomato fruit (Solanum lycopersicum) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Tomato as it is a combination of genus (Solanum) and species (S. lycopersicum). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Asteridae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Tomato is Solanaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.

Interesting facts about Tomato

Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Tomato that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Tomato Facts are:

  • Around 10,000 varieties of tomatoes are grown in the world.
  • In Buรฑol, people celebrate the Tomatina festival where around 1.5 lakh tomatoes are used.
  • As per Guinness book of records, heaviest tomato weighed 3.51 kg.

Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Better Boy, Early Girl, Beefsteak, Beefmaster, Pink Brandywinem, Caspian Pink, Thai Pinks, Hawaiian Pineapple, Kelloggโ€™s Breakfast, Cherokee Purple, Black Ethiopian and Paul Robeson. It is not available in seedless variety.