The cherry tomato is a very small variety of tomato that has been cultivated since at least the early 1800's and areÃ‚ thought to have originated in Peru and northern Chile. Cherry tomatoes range in size from a thumbtip up to the size of a golf ball, and can range from being round to slightly oblong in shape.
The Roma tomato or Roma, Ramanita (cherry) is a plum tomato popularly used both for canning and producing tomato paste because of its slender and firm nature. Commonly found in supermarkets in some countries, Roma tomatoes are also known as Italian tomatoes, Jam tomatoes or Italian plum tomatoes. Roma tomatoes are plum tomatoes, that, when fully ripe, are often egg or pear-shaped.
Its name is derived from its round, globe-like shape. Varieties of globe tomatoes include the beefsteak, Early Girl, Super Bush, and Better Boy. Although there is some variation in shelf-life and texture across varieties of globe tomatoes, they are overall considered a flavourful and meaty type.
Tomatoes are loaded with a substance called lycopene. It gives them their bright red colour and helps protect them from the ultraviolet rays of the sun. In much the same way, it can help protect your cells from damage. Tomatoes also have potassium, vitamins B and E, and other nutrients.