Though botanically a fruit, Tomato is often regarded as a vegetable. Having originated from Mexico, this fruit belongs to the nightshade family. The English name Tomato is originated from a Spanish name Tomate. Tomatoes are a versatile fruit and greatly used in diverse meal courses in varied forms. The tomato belongs to the nightshade family. Tomatoes when unripe are green in colour and firm, as they ripen they change shade to red and become softer.