Even the terrific tomato is actually a fruit, not a vegetable, it has just been voted our most favourite vegetable in a recent NZ survey.

Tomatoes are the number one favourite vegetable in New Zealand, but only just.

The latest Household Economic Survey figures show New Zealanders bought $99 million worth of tomatoes last year, only slightly ahead of our spending on potatoes at $98.9 million.

However the figures for fruit show a very clear winner with the banana being the number one best seller.

New Zealanders bought $142 million worth of bananas last year, $40 million more than we spent on any other fresh fruit or vegetable.

– Newstalk ZB

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