Skip to Content

Tomato Facts - An Information Guide

Eating Tomatoes

Tomatoes are such a versatile fruit and there are so many ways to eat them, from raw slices in a salad to pureed and sauteed in soups. This section is all about the many ways you can consume tomatoes as well as a few guides and tips to be mindful of when eating them – such as can you get sick from eating too many, or what happens if they’re mushy, etc?

Have a look through some of my best guides for eating tomatoes – below. 

Cooking with Tomatoes

This section is all about cooking and prepping tomatoes.  It’s not just all about recipes but tips on how and when to use canned tomatoes, tomato puree, or substituting tomatoes for passata.  Does cooking remove nutrients etc?  Find out all of the above and more in my guides to cooking with tomatoes below.

Nutritional Benefits of Tomatoes

Tomatoes are high in vitamin C, which helps boost our immune system and fight off infections. Tomatoes also have potassium, vitamins B and E, and other nutrients.  Did you know that they contain lycopene, an antioxidant that may reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer?

Find out how consuming more tomatoes as part of a varied diet has been proven to be good for wellness.  Have a read of my best guides below.

Information On Tomatoes

So in the sections above we’ve covered eating and cooking with tomatoes, how they can be good for your wellbeing and nutrition so now, it’s time for some tomato-based facts, some general information, and trivia. Did you know that the largest producer of tomatoes in the world is China?  Yep, it’s not Italy or the USA, but china!

And to this day many people still confuse tomatoes with being a vegetable, when in fact a tomato is technically a fruit. Did you know that going back to 1700;s many of the Europeans,s including the Italians didn’t eat tomatoes as they feared they were poisonous.   

Tomatoes were nicknamed the poison apple’

Chris Watson

Chris Watson

I'm a food and wellbeing enthusiast researching and sharing foodstuffs and simple food-based concepts, such as fasting and clean eating. I hope it inspires you to make tiny changes to what you eat and when you eat while optimizing your healthspan and all-around well-being.