Funny and surprising facts about Tomato

Tomatoes are one of the most commonly eaten foods in the world. These are some funny and surprising facts about Tomato.


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  • Tomato is world’s most popular fruit. Yes, tomatoes are fruits if we speak botanically. They are not vegetables.
  • Tomatoes originally came from Peru, where their Aztec name translated to plump thing with a navel.
  • The scientific term for ordinary tomatoes is lycopersicon lycopersicum, which means “wolf peach.”
  • There are around 10,000 varieties of tomatoes worldwide. Tomatoes aren’t always red. They can be yellow, pink, purple, black and even white!
  • The world record of being the largest tomato plant goes to a single plant spread over an area of 56.73 square meters. That’s bigger than an Olympic size swimming pool. The plant was found in Walt Disney World Resort located in USA’s Florida.
  • Tallest tomato plant according to Guinness World Record grown by Nutriculture Ltd, Mawdesley, Lancashire, UK, reached a height of 19.8 m (65 ft) on 11 May 2000.
  • The heaviest tomato according to Guinness World Record weighed 3.51 kg (7 lb 12 oz) and was grown by G. Graham in 1986, Oklahoma, USA.
  • Tomatoes are the state vegetable of New Jersey. They are the official state fruit of Ohio and tomato juice is the official beverage of Ohio.
  • La Tomatina is an annual festival in Spain, where people throw 150,000 tomatoes at each other.
  • China is the number one producer of tomatoes around the world. The U.S. is second.

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