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A tomato is a mildly acidic red or yellow pulpy fruit eaten as a vegetable, although technically qualifying as a fruit. It is a known flavour of Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans. Fried tomatoes are served at Hogwarts.

Tomato is an essential component of a BLT, a sandwich consisting of bacon, lettuce and tomato.

In 1991, while Vernon Dursley took them on the run from wizards, the Dursley family and Harry Potter ate stale cornflakes and cold tinned tomatoes for breakfast while staying at the Railview Hotel.[1]

Behind the scenes

The tomato enjoyed, and continues to enjoy, a wide variety of labels and meaningful names in a range of languages. For example, the Italian pomodoro literally means "golden apple", while the Czech rajčata is the "paradise apple", and Elizabethan England knew it as the "love apple", with the word itself coming from Classical Nahuatl, or Aztec, tomatl, "the swelling fruit".

See also


Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 3 - (The Letters from No One)

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