Friday Fun Fact: Tomatoes!!
🍅 🍅 “Wolf Peach” is the literal translation from the Greek (λύκοπερσικων) scientific name of tomatoes – Lycopersicon lycopersicum.
Are they fruits or vegetables?
Tomatoes are fruits (berries actually) if we speak botanically. However, they are commonly used as a “vegetable”. Tomatoes are the world’s most popular fruit. With annual production (2017) of 60 million tons, they remain the world’s most demanded and most popular “fruit”. Second spot goes to bananas and third to apples, followed by oranges and watermelons respectively in 4th and 5th spot.
(Adapted from National Geographic Kids and Wikipedia)