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Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is plant from family Convolvulaceae, famous as one of the oldest vegetable. Usually, it's incorrectly mixed with "yam" and "potato". There are about 400 varieties of sweet potato, but white-cream and yellow-orange fleshed are most seen. It is healthy food, mostly because of the high content of vitamin A and antioxidants.
Tomato, Solanum lycopersicum, plants which give red fruit. Although it's botanically a fruit, culinary it's vegetable, because it's not sweet. It is believed that there are around 7500 varieties of tomatoes. Tomatoes can be determinate or indeterminate, but also based on shape and size there are types: Beefsteak, Plum tomatoes, Cherry tomatoes, Grape tomatoes, Campari tomatoes, Tomberries, Oxheart, Pear tomatoes...
Would you be surprised if somebody told you that a tomato is a fruit? Or that a cucumber is not a vegetable? Confusion is commonly caused by people’s taste sensation and general public impressions. Ultimately, we can differentiate fruits and vegetables based on two ways: scientifically - as per botany or more typically as per taste and general grocery store categorization.
From the moment tomato was domesticated in the ancient Aztec civilization, tomato managed to infuse itself into the life and cuisine of modern humankind. Very quickly it became staple of the world food economy, enabling us all to live healthier and longer. If you were interested to learn more facts regarding tomatoes, this is the perfect place to do so.