Tomato is the world’s largest vegetable crop after potato and sweet potato. It ranks first in the list of canned vegetables. Tomato is also an important vegetable crop in India, grown in an area of approximately 0.55 million ha producing about 10 million tonnes per annum. This is one of the most important “protective foods” because of its special nutritive value. It has wide range of food uses other than as cooked vegetable like salad, soup, pickles, ketchup, puree, sauces etc. Tomato has very few competitors in the value addition chain of processing. They are mostly available round the year and affordable by the poorest of the poor.