The colorful tomato is far and away the number one homegrown crop in the world. Not only are tomatoes plentiful, they are also quite tasty in salads, as soups, snacks or on a variety of foods.
So how much does a tomato weigh?
Naturally, the answer will vary depending on the type and size of tomato you’re talking about, but here’s the average weights for a variety of different tomatoes to help.
Average Weight Of Various Tomatoes
Roma Tomato – 2 oz (60 grams)
Beefsteak Tomato – 1 pound (450 grams)
Grape Tomato – 1 to 3 oz (14 to 57 grams)
Tomato Wedge – 1.1 oz (31 grams)
Cherry Tomato – 0.5 to 2 oz (14 to 57 grams)
One of the most common misconceptions about tomatoes is that many people think of them as a vegetable. Botanically speaking, a tomato is a fruit. Why the confusion?
Back in 1887 the United States began to impose duties on vegetables, but not on fruit. The money these duties would bring in from tomatoes was huge. Because of this the U.S. Supreme Court became involved and in 1893 they classified the tomato as a vegetable.
~ Fun Fact ~
You’ve heard the term “laughing hyena”? It’s more of a myth since research has shown that this is actually more likely to be a sign of conflict or frustration rather than happiness.