Tomatoes have long puzzled many people, causing confusion over whether they should be considered a fruit or a vegetable. While commonly classified as a vegetable, they are botanically classified as berries. The name “tomato” originated from the Nahuatl word “tomatl,” which later became “tomate” in Spanish, meaning “swelling fruit”, and eventually evolved into “tomato” in English.

Tomatoes are incredibly versatile fruits that find widespread use in culinary creations. Their savory flavor and ability to be prepared in various ways enhance the palate, adding a unique combination of sweetness and sourness to dishes. Whether consumed raw in salads, used in stews, fried, steamed, juiced, made into soup, or transformed into processed ketchup, tomatoes offer a wide range of culinary possibilities.

Tomatoes in Sheng Siong Stores