Tomatoes are the major dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene, which has been linked to many health benefits including reduced risk of heart diseases and cancer.
There are over 10,000 varieties of tomato, these come in a variety of colours including pink, purple, black, yellow and white.
Tomatoes increase in weight as they ripen, even after harvesting.
The English word for tomato comes from the Spanish word tomate, which itself came from the Nahuatl, the ancient Aztec language, word tomatl.
The biggest tomato fight in the world happens each year in the small Spanish town of Buñol.