Tomatoes - Did you know?
is stuffed full with lore, old wives' tales, call it
what you like. Some of it is quite frankly rubbish,
some is uninteresting but useful, and occasionally it
is both interesting and useful.
Each month we will give you a snippet from one of these
As you get organized to plant your tomatoes, here are
six things you might or might not have known about these
1. The Latin name is Lycopersicon esculentum.
2. Tomatoes are fruits not vegetables.
3. They originate from Central and South America.
4. They were introduced to Europe by Spanish conquistadors
during the early 16th century.
5. They were originally called love apples.
6. They are extremely rich in lycopene which helps you
ward off the risk of cancer. But they are also high
in potassium which can be dangerous for certain health
problems such as renal or kidney trouble.
Find out more about:
to grow tomatoes
being good for the heart
reprinted with permission from Greenfingers.com