Shopping for tomatoes or need them for a recipe? It’s helpful to know how many tomatoes in a pound!
Recipes for tomato sauces, pastes, salsa, stewed tomatoes, and a variety of others, often call for a certain number of ounces, pounds, cups, or cans of tomatoes. But how many tomatoes does that mean you need from your garden or the grocery? When it comes to figuring out how many tomatoes you need for your next tomato recipe, we’ve got you covered.
How many varieties of tomatoes are there? (scroll to the end of this post for the answer)
How Many Tomatoes are in a Pound?
There are typically 3 medium tomatoes in a pound. A medium tomato is about the size of a tennis ball.
But not all tomatoes are the same size, which is where things can get complicated! Generally there are:
- 2 large tomatoes in a pound
- 6-8 Roma tomatoes in a pound
- 20-25 cherry tomatoes in a pound
Cups of diced tomatoes in a pound
|Tomatoes||Cups (diced or chopped)|
|8 oz||1 1/4|
|1 lbs||2 1/2|
|3 lbs||7 1/2|
Number of globe tomatoes in a pound
|Tomatoes||Number of Tomatoes (medium globe)|
|8 oz||1 1/2|
Number of Roma tomatoes in a pound
|Tomatoes||Number of Tomatoes (medium roma)|
Cups of cherry tomatoes in a pound
|Tomatoes||Cups (cherry tomatoes)|
|8 oz||1 1/2|
The answer is D – there are about 10,000 varieties of tomatoes.
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