Tomato is an edible fruit considered both, a fruit and vegetable and forms an integral part of cuisine. The scientific name of tomatoes is Solanum lycopersicum.
Tomatoes have soft, pinkish red flesh and a number of seeds, as well as a slightly sweet taste. They are considered both vegetables and fruits. These are grown in countries all around the world, and there are thousands of different cultivars and varieties of tomatoes. These are relatively easy to cultivate and grow very quickly.
Tomatoes consist of a large number of antioxidants that have been proven to fight different forms of health problems. It is a rich source of vitamins and minerals.