Tomatoes are a staple in almost all of indian recipes that one can come across. Despite botanically being a fruit, it’s generally eaten and prepared like a vegetable. They are usually consumed as puree,in tomato ketchup,in salads, as soup, baked and fried. Nutrional benefits:They are a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K with 85% water. They are low in calories. These benefits can only be obtained by consuming them fresh though.