The fruit of a plant of the Nightshade family (Lycopersicum esculentun); also, the plant itself. The fruit, which is called also love apple, is usually of a rounded, flattened form, but often irregular in shape. It is of a bright red or yellow color, and is eaten either cooked or uncooked.
Tomatoes are technically berries, though they are generally thought of as vegetables. Select firm, fragrant, richly colored tomatoes that are heavy for their size. Avoid any with blemishes. To peel a tomato, make a small x incision in the bottom of the tomato and place it in a pot of boiling water for about 15 seconds. Remove the tomato and shock it in ice water to stop the cooking and set the color. The skin should now be easy to peel. Avoid cooking tomatoes in aluminum pots, as the corrosive effect of their acid makes them take on an unpleasant metal taste that can also be harmful. 2 1/2 pounds tomatoes yields 3 cups chopped and drained tomatoes.
mildly acid red or yellow pulpy fruit eaten as a vegetable
native to South America; widely cultivated in many varieties
a berry, but an apple is not (it's a pome )
a fruit after all and they do say you should eat five portions of fruit or vegetable a day
a fruit, but in the United States we treat it like a vegetable
a fruit but is always mistakingly categorized under vegetable
a fruit, except on thursdays
a large berry, in other words, a fruit
an edible part of a plant
a tender fruit
A plant native to South America, widely cultivated for its edible, fleshy, usually red fruit.
A fruit from the nightshade family (like the potato and eggplant). The U.S. government classified it as a vegetable for trade purposes in 1893. Tomatoes should not be refrigerated--the cold adversely affects the flavor and the flesh.
The tomato is scientifically considered to be a fruit (because the seeds of the plant are contained within the tomato).
Native to South America and cultivated widely in Central...
The tomato (Solanum lycopersicum, formerly Lycopersicon lycopersicum) is a plant in the Solanaceae or nightshade family, native to Central, South, and southern North America from Mexico to Peru. It is a short-lived perennial plant, grown as an annual plant, typically growing to 1â€“3 m in height, with a weak, woody stem that usually scrambles over other plants. The genus Solanum also contains the eggplant and the potato, as well as many poisonous species.