Tomato is considered to be very essential ingredient in cooking. Tomato can be eaten raw also used in salads to make rich taste. Tomato loaded with rich nutrients,vitamins,minerals maintain ph level of the body. Eating tomato is good for our health and also benefit on so many ways, especially fight against cancer.
Tomato is a good source of vitamin C, potassium, folate and vitamin K,antioxidant – lycopene, which include many health benefits, such as reduce risk of heart disease ,cancer ,Help in Digestion ,Lower Hypertension ,Prevent Urinary Tract Infections.
The Supreme Court classified tomatoes as vegetable since they are used mostly in dinner and not in dessert. This statement concentrated on tax basis and usage basis but not approached scientifically.
As per Botanical saying – fruit should possess these characteristic
- should be a seed-bearing structure in flowering plants.
- should be formed from the ovary after flowering.
- should carry seeds.
- can be eaten raw.
Vegetables and fruits are rich in vitamins, minerals. But compared to vegetables, fruit are considered to be one step forward in their health benefits. We think that all edible cooking ingredient from plants as vegetables.
As per Culinary – Culinary means ” for cooking ”
Any part of the plant namely fruit, Stems, leaves, roots, flower that is edible for cooking is considered to be vegetable.So as per culinary concept of cooking,tomato is considered as vegetable. Tomato is a Culinary vegetable that supports for cooking as important ingredient. And also Tomatoes can be eaten raw in salads without cooking.
Coming to our discussion Tomato is a Fruit or Vegetable
Yes, Botanically Tomato is a fruit,because
Tomato formed from a flower.
Tomato contains seeds.
Tomato mature ovary of a flowering plant.
Tomato shall be eaten raw.