Scientific Name: Solanum lycopersicum

Indian Names

Bengali Ṭamēṭō
Gujarati Ṭamēṭā
Hindi tamaatar
Kannada Ṭomeṭo
Malayalam takkāḷi
Marathi Ṭōmĕṭō
Punjabi Ṭamāṭara
Tamil Takkāḷi
Telugu Ṭamōṭā
Urdu Timatar

Name in International Languages

Arabic tamatim
Chinese Fānqié
Dutch tomaat
French tomate
German Tomate
Italian pomodoro
Japanese Tomato
Portuguese tomate
Russian pomidor
Spanish tomate
Swedish tomat


Tomato are of number of varieties and are widely grown in temperate climate across the world. The plant grows only about 1 – 3 meters in height with weak stem. Size of tomato is small and one tomato weighs approximately 100 grams.

Tomato is one of the ingredient in many dishes. It is usually consumed as fruit as raw, used for making salads, juices, drinks, and used as an ingredient in many dishes.

Tomatoes are considered a fruit or vegetable depending on context. The varieties of tomato are considered on the basis of shape and size. Some of the varieties are beefsteak, plum tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, grape tomatoes, Campari tomatoes, tomberries, pear tomatoes, oxheart tomatoes, slicing or globe tomatoes (most common commercially available).

Nutritional Facts

95% of tomato is water. Carbohydrates acquires 4% of the remaining 5% and fat and protein in less than 1%. It contains calories and moderate sources of vitamin C and other antioxidants.