These days tomatoes are a large part of the cuisine of many cultures. This wasn't always the case. I bet you didn't know the tomato was a fruit that originated in South America and wasn't transported elsewhere until the Spanish discovered them in the 16th century? I bet there are a lot of things that you don't know about our friend the tomato! Fortunately, there are a lot of people on Instructables who do know a thing or two about tomatoes and they are here to share their knowledge with you. Below you can learn all about tomatoes. How to grow them, how to preserve them and most importantly, how to eat them! Yum.