Product Description
The tomato fruit is consumed in diverse ways, including raw, as an ingredient
in many dishes and sauces, and in drinks. 
The tomato belongs to the nightshade family. The plants typically grow to 1–3
metres (3–10 ft) in height and have a weak stem that often sprawls over the
ground and vines over other plants. It is a perennial in its native habitat,
although often grown outdoors in temperate climates as an annual.
Botanically, a tomato is a fruit: the ovary, together with its seeds, of a
flowering plant. However, the tomato has a much lower sugar content than other
fruits, and is therefore not as sweet. Typically served as part of a salad or
main course of a meal, rather than at dessert, it is considered a vegetable for
most culinary purposes. One exception is that tomatoes are treated as a fruit
in home canning practices: they are acidic enough to be processed in a water bath
rather than a pressure cooker as "vegetables" require. Tomatoes are not the
only foodstuff with this ambiguity: eggplants, cucumbers, and squashes of all
kinds (such as zucchini and pumpkins) are all botanically fruits, yet cooked
as vegetables.