TOMATOES: THE FRUIT WHICH MAKES EVERYTHING RIPE WITH FLAVOR!
Tomatoes are a popular fruit that is commonly mistaken for a vegetable due to their culinary uses. They belong to the Solanaceae family and are native to western South America. Tomatoes have become one of the most widely consumed and versatile ingredients in cuisines all around the world. Tomatoes come in various shapes, sizes, and colors, including red, yellow, orange, green, and even purple.
Apart from their delicious taste, tomatoes are packed with nutrients. They are an excellent source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as several antioxidants, such as lycopene.
Tomatoes can be enjoyed raw in salads, sandwiches, and salsas, or cooked in various dishes such as sauces, soups, stews, and pasta dishes. They are also commonly used as a base for ketchup and tomato paste.