Even though most consider it to be a vegetable, the tomato is actually the world’s most popular fruit. No matter what you call them, people love tomatoes and are eating more of them than ever. Americans consume more than 20 pounds per person per year of the subtly sweet, yet acidic, produce—an increase of 9 percent in the last decade*—tomatoes are a menu-must have for restaurants and other foodservice operators. Sliced on sandwiches, chopped in salads or diced in stir-fry ...

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