What is tomato

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The tomato is the edible berry of the plant Solanum lycopersicum, commonly known as a tomato plant.

Binomial name : Solanum lycopersicum

A tomato is 95% water,  less than 1% each of fat and protein (table)and contains 4% carbohydrates.In a 100 gram amount,  are a moderate source of vitamin C (17% of the Daily Value)and raw tomatoes supply 18 calories but otherwise, are absent of significant nutrient content (table).

What nutrient are in Tomato?

Tomato nutrition data

Here are the nutrients in a small (100-gram) raw tomato :

Calories: 18
Water: 95%
Protein: 0.9 grams
Carbs: 3.9 grams
Sugar: 2.6 grams
Fiber: 1.2 grams
Fat: 0.2 grams

Health benefits of tomato

What is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable?

Botanically, Tomatoes Are Fruits

  1. According to science, tomatoes are fruits. All fruits have a single seed or many seeds inside and grow from the flower of a plant .
  2. Like other true fruits, tomatoes form from small yellow flowers on the vine and naturally contain a multitude of seeds.

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