Did you know?
The tomato is a fruit from the nightshade family native to South America. The Spanish first introduced tomatoes to Europe, where they became used in Spanish and Italian food.
Despite botanically being a fruit, tomatoes are usually eaten and prepared like a vegetable. Now through early fall, fresh tomatoes are a staple at local farmer’s markets. Tomatoes are one of the most flavorful veggies of the season and one of the most nutritious.