Tomatoes originated from the Andes, in what is now called Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Ecuador.
They were cultivated by the Aztecs and Incas, and were spread to Europe by the Spanish.
While many consider tomatoes to be a vegetable, they are actually a fruit.
Tomatoes are rich in lycopene (an antioxidant that is good for the heart and effective against certain cancers), vitamins A and C, calcium, and potassium.
How much does a tomato weigh?
|Tomato, Red Ripe, Raw|
|Medium, whole||(2-3/5″ dia)||123g||4.3oz|
|Small, Whole||(2-2/5″ dia)||91g||3.2oz|
|Slice, Thick||(1/2″ thick from medium tomato)||27g||0.9oz|
|Wedge||(1/4 medium tomato)||31g||1.1oz|
|Slice, Medium||(1/4″ thick from medium tomato)||20g||0.7oz|
|Slice, Thin||(from medium tomato)||15g||0.5oz|
|Tomato, Cherry, Raw|
|Cup, Chopped||From Average Size||149g||5.3oz|
|Tomato, Italian or Plum|
Conversion from grams to ounce: 28.3495231g(rounded to 28.35)= 1 oz