While botanically, tomatoes are fruits, they are considered vegetables for most culinary purposes. Tomatoes are rich in lycopene and other nutrients. Studies have shown that consumption of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant, can improve skin's ability to protect against ultraviolet rays and may even help prevent cancer. Naturally low in calories and nearly fat-free, tomatoes also contain beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin K.
Tomatoes are best stored at room temperature out of direct sunlight. Refrigeration can harm a tomato's flavor.Learn more about Fruits & Veggies