The tomato is in the same family as the potato, pepper, eggplant, and petunia.
There are thousands of different tomato varieties.
The French used to refer to the tomato as the “apple of love.”
Scientists at Cornell University have identified two cancer-fighting substances in the tomato: P-courmaric and chlorogenic acids.
Tomatoes are a good source of vitamins A and C.
A versatile vegetable for cooking, tomatoes can be prepared stuffed, baked, boiled, stewed, pickled, and fried, and are the base for many sauces.