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