Tomatoes: Did you know that…


  • – ..tomato is an excellent source of vitamin A, C, E, K and B6, thiamine, niacin, but also rich in folic acid, magnesium, phosphorous, copper and bcarotene?
  • – ..tomatoes are also rich in lycopene, a known antioxidant with anticancer action.
  • – ..have been recorded over 12 .000 tomato varieties?
  • – ..when it was introduced in Europe it was called Mala Peruviana or Pomi del Peru?
  • – ..for quite some time in Europe, tomato was cultivated as an ornamental plant because it was believed to be poisonous?
  • -..you must keep the tomatoes out of the refrigerator because they lose their quality?
  • according to a new research the tomato juice is the best, natural energy drink?
  • – ..tomato pulp is very beneficial for the oily facial skin?
  • – ..sundried tomatoes are a rich source of iron?
  • – ..the word tomato has been used in USA as a slang word for an attractive woman?
  • – ..the French used to call tomatoes “pommes d’amour”: apples of love, and the Italians “pomi d’oro”: golden apples?

..more of “Did you know that” next week!

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