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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...
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.
Fruits and vegetables are all around you, and you have been eating them for your whole life. You eat them raw, put them on sandwiches, in salads, casseroles, or you cook them. However, it seems that a lot of people are confused by which is which. Let’s try to make it clear here and now.
During its long travel though history of mankind, onions managed to heavily influence our development, spreading across the world and the way we look at diet, medicine and science. Here you can read countless interesting facts about onions.