We are celebrating the World Tomato day on 6th of April. It is thea day to appreciate the beauty of fresh tomatoes. Tomatoes are plants that are grown in temperate and tropical regions of the world and are a significant source of umami flavor. People are typically consumed raw or cooked. There are plenty of varieties of the tomato plant are widely grown in temperate climates across the world, with purpose-built greenhouses aiding the production of tomatoes throughout all the seasons of the year. Tomato plants typically grow between three and ten(10) feet in height, with vines and a weak sprawling stem
Growth cycle of the Tomato Plant:-
History of the Tomatos:-
Tomatoes have been traced back to the Aztecs circa 700 A.D. As a result, tomatoes are native to South America. Tomatoes were first brought to Europe in the sixteenth century.The tomato is said to have descended or evolved from the “Solanum pimpinellifolium,” which is also known as the currant tomato or wild tomato, native to western South America. These wild tomatoes were smaller than the tomatoes we have in today’s times and they were usually about the size of peas. The domestication, so to speak, of tomatoes, traces back to the Aztecs and other Mesoamerican peoples, who used the fruit fresh and employed its use for cooking. Throughout a short period of time, the tomato was welcomed into kitchens in southern Europe. Tomatoes came into Europe through the Spanish, and they became a very regular feature of Spanish food. In other European countries such as France, Italy, and others to the North of Europe, the tomato was initially grown as an ornamental plant, like flowers.
Benefits of Tomato:-
The benefits of tomatoes are attributed to its antioxidants that can reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, etc. Tomatoes are grown in a wide range of varieties in various regions across the world with temperate climates. These edible berries are so commonly used across cuisines that it is hard to find a kitchen without them. They are scientifically known as Solanum lycopersicum, and they are native to the South and Central Americas. Some of the most popular variants include plum tomatoes, tomberries, cherry tomatoes, beefsteak tomatoes, and grape tomatoes.
- Tomatoes Help Prevent Cancer.
- Tomatoes Regulate Blood Pressure.
- Tomatoes Aid Weight Loss.
- Tomatoes Improve Skin And Hair Health.
- Tomatoes Are Good During Pregnancy.
- Tomatoes Reduce Cholesterol And Promote Heart Health.
- Tomatoes Counter The Effects Of Cigarette Smoke.
- Tomatoes Improve Vision.