Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average

Fun Facts

  1. Botanically speaking, a tomato is a fruit. The government classified it as a vegetable in the late 1800s so it could be taxed under custom regulations.
  2. China is the number one producer of tomatoes around the world. The U.S. is second.
  3. The scientific name for the tomato is Lycopersicon lycopersicum, which means, “wolf peach.”
  4. Believe it or not, tomatoes aren’t always red. They can be yellow, pink, purple, black and even white!
  5. There are around 10,000 varieties of tomatoes worldwide!
  6. In Ohio, USA, they love tomatoes so much that tomato juice is the official state drink!

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