Tomato

The tomato is a savory, typically red, edible fruit but served as a vegetable. There are thousands of tomato varieties. The most widely available varieties are classified in three groups: cherry, plum, and slicing tomatoes. The word tomato comes from the Nahuatl word tomatl, literally "the swelling fruit".   Originating in Andean region of South America, the tomato was spread around the world following the Spanish colonization of the Americas. The English called it the "love apple" and presented it as a token of affection.   The tomato is not acid forming despite the ample am..

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