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Hot dogs, Coleslaw, And Other Debates About Food
We all love food, but that doesn't mean we all agree on what certain foods should be called. There are some serious food debates that spark intense reactions. Watch to see if you agree or disagree with these food classifications.
Origin of tomato
Words nearby tomato
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What is a tomato?
A tomato is a pulpy fruit from the genus Lycopersicon, usually eaten raw or cooked as a vegetable.
Culturally, tomatoes are most often enjoyed as a vegetable, but they are botanically classified as a fruit because the tomato is a developed ovary of a seed plant. Scientifically, they are classified as a berry because the tomato develops from a single flower and does not contain a pit.
There are several species of tomato. Most are native to Central and South America, with many species being farmed in Mexico. The most common tomato purchased and eaten is the L. lycopersicum, also known as the garden tomato. As it grows, the color of its skin changes from green to dark red and is commonly used for food products like ketchup, tomato sauce, and soups.
Other types of tomatoes include cherry tomatoes or Lycopersicon esculentum, named for their small, red appearance similar to a cherry. Currant tomatoes, or Solanum pimpinellifolium, are known for their small size and sweet flavor, while beefsteak tomatoes, or Solanum lycopersicum, grow to be very large and have ridges similar to a pumpkin or gourd. Heirloom tomatoes, which are non-hybrids, come in a variety of sizes and colors
Example: Guinea pigs love cherry tomatoes because they are small and sweet.
Where does tomato come from?
The first records of the term tomato come from around the late 1500s. It comes from the Nahuatl term tomatl. Nahuatl is a language spoken by several Uto-Aztecan tribes, who cultivated the tomato.
The tomato is one of the most popular foods in the world. Although tomatoes are native to South America, China is actually the largest global producer of the fruit, growing over 60 million tonnes a year. It is also the world’s largest consumer of tomatoes. But per person Greece is the largest tomato consumer, with many Mediterranean dishes using raw, stewed, and sundried tomatoes.
In the United States and Canada, tomato can be used as an offensive term for an attractive woman. This term is no longer commonly used.
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How is tomato used in real life?
Tomatoes are a popular vegetable in many areas of the world. It is a common ingredient in many homemade dishes, as well as in restaurants.
Person: Would you like to eat 6 string cheeses in a row?
Person: We deep fried em and there will be tomato sauce.
Me: Oh, ok, yes.
— Shantira Jackson (@tira_tira_tira) April 19, 2017
Arizona is so hot I'm turning into a sun dried tomato
— Ethan Dolan (@EthanDolan) July 8, 2016
when u take a sip of what u think is watermelon juice but it turns out to be tomato:…..,, AWAY SATAN
— camila (@Camila_Cabello) July 26, 2016
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True or False?
While we use tomatoes as a vegetable, it is technically a fruit.
How to use tomato in a sentence
Though we disagree, Matt and Dana have brought me tomatoes from their garden and shopped for me as I’ve quarantined.‘Hoax’ reveals ‘rot at core of our politics’|Kathi Wolfe|September 4, 2020|Washington Blade
Once a week you drive to the allotment on the edge of the city where you grow marigolds and petunias, tomatoes and broad beans.The first murder|Katie McLean|August 19, 2020|MIT Technology Review
He worked for the Tip-Top Canning Factory, which was founded by his great-grandfather, and the factory’s tomato farm.How the Supermarket Helped America Win the Cold War (Ep. 386 Rebroadcast)|Stephen J. Dubner|August 6, 2020|Freakonomics
Peter Timmer, you will recall, grew up working on the tomato farm and cannery founded by his great-grandfather.How the Supermarket Helped America Win the Cold War (Ep. 386 Rebroadcast)|Stephen J. Dubner|August 6, 2020|Freakonomics
De Moraes and her colleagues set up experiments with mustard and tomato plants.Bumblebees may bite leaves to spur plant blooming|Susan Milius|July 2, 2020|Science News For Students
Fittingly to that point, its Rotten Tomato score (as of Tuesday evening) was a flat 50 percent.‘Selfie’ Is Both a Brilliant and Terrible TV Show|Kevin Fallon|September 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The tomato sauce is ‘gravy’ to many Italian-Americans of a certain class.Tales of a Jailhouse Gourmet: How I learned to Cook in Prison|Daniel Genis|June 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The sandwich is made with thick tiles of quality bread and adorned with lettuce and tomato.Become a Fried Seafood Believer at South Beach Market|Jane & Michael Stern|April 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fresh tomato juice makes an incredible difference in the drink.Cat Cora’s Valentine’s Day Menu for Single People|Cat Cora|February 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mongolians bravely swallow a glass of pickled sheep eyeballs mixed into tomato juice to chase away their morning-after blues.The Wildest Hangover Cures From Around the World|Nina Strochlic|November 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The next morning it was that Cash cut the ball of his right thumb open on the sharp edge of a tomato can.
He made his loaves, tucked them into the pan and greased the top with bacon grease saved in a tomato can for such use.
A dibble made of a round and sharp-pointed stick is the usual tool for making holes when setting tomato and other plants.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
Among these words are the names of such common things as chocolate, cocoa, tomato.Stories That Words Tell Us|Elizabeth O'Neill
She's very pretty, but towards the end of the evening she looked rather like a squashed tomato, I thought.Happy House|Betsey Riddle, Freifrau von Hutten zum Stolzenberg