• There are over 10,000 varieties of tomatoes in the world
  • Tomato seedlings have been grown in space before
  • In Spain they hold an annual festival called La Tomatina, the fun part is they throw tomatoes at each other.¬† The worlds biggest tomato fight.
  • Tomato Juice is Ohio’s official state drink
  • Tomatoes come in all different colours. Red, Yellow, Pink, Purple, Black and even White
  • Tomatoes originated in Peru
  • Because a Tomato has seeds and grows from a flowering plant it is classified as a fruit
  • Cooked tomatoes are better for you then raw
  • China is the largest producer of tomatoes followed by the USA
  • Tomatoes are packed¬† with vitamin A, C, calcium and potassium
  • 94.5% of the weight of a typical tomato is nothing but water
  • Even after harvest a tomato will continue to gain weight as it ripens
  • According to Guinness Book of World Records, the heaviest tomato weighed 7lb 12 oz
  • The Average person consumes around 24 pounds of tomatoes per year