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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...
Potato originates from South America, where it was domesticated several millennia ago, and introduced to European explorers in mid-16th century. Ever since then, incredible growth of potato popularity enabled it to become one of the most sought out vegetables that truly managed to shape the look of the modern human civilization. Find out more about potato here.
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.
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.