1. The tomato is the world's most popular fruit. And yes, just like the brinjal and the pumpkin, botanically speaking it is a fruit, not a veg- etable. More than 60 million tons of tomatoes are produced per year, 16 million tons more than the second most popular fruit, the banana. 2. Arrabbiata (the Italian word for angry) is a Roman sauce of garlic, tomatoes, and red chili cooked in olive oil.