A fruit that is typically orange-red but can be found in an array of colors. They are juicy, acidic, and have edible seeds inside.
Northwestern South America and Central America.
Spaniards took tomatoes to Europe in the 16th century.
In the 16th century, tomatoes gained nicknames including “love apple,” “golden apple,” and “Peruvian apple.”
New Oxford Book of Food Plants by John Vaughan et al. (2009)
The Oxford Companion to Food. 3rd ed., by Alan Davidson and edited by Tom Jaine (2014)