Tomato is an edible Berry plant. History has it that it originated from Mexico and neighbouring areas. Tomatoes can be eaten raw or cooked. It is used to prepare many dishes including stew, salad, juice and much more.
Origin and cultivation of tomatoes
Tomatoes are said to have originated from Mexico, and some parts of Central and South America. These days, tomatoes are cultivated in many countries all over the world. There are many species of tomatoes. Tomatoes can grow from a height of about 0.3 m to 3 m in height. They are easy to plant and require a considerable amount of water to properly cultivate.
Health benefits of tomatoes
Tomatoes are classified as berries, but they are also regarded as vegetables.
Tomato can be eaten raw or cooked. It contains 95% of water, little carbohydrates and vitamin C. It is not clear what are the benefits tomatoes have but they are berries that contain less sugar and carbohydrates. It can be safely consumed with other vegetables if you are a diabetic patient or someone who is looking to slim or reduce body weight.
Storage of tomatoes
Tomatoes are best stored or washed at room temperature. You can also store tomatoes in the refrigerator but they will lose their freshness and flavour. Even if you store tomatoes on washed at room temperature try to consume as soon as possible as tomatoes easily get spoilt.