Wednesday, December 26, 2007

No.9: Tomato

You say tomato, I say tomahto!
It'll still be as juicy & sweet!

1. The town of Buñol, Spain, annually
celebrates La Tomatina, a huge tomato fight!

2. All tomatoes belong to the genus Lycopersicon, meaning "wolf peach."

3. Tomatoes are often picked unripe & ripened in storage with ethylene, they tend to keep longer but are starchier & have poorer flavor than tomatoes ripened on the plant.

4. The heaviest tomato ever was 3.51 kg, of the cultivar 'Delicious', grown by Gordon Graham
of Oklahoma, 1986.

5. NEVER store tomatoes in the fridge or
55°F! They'll lose their nutritional
value & flavor.

Reference: Phrases, Wikipedia, Furmano's, Sundia Tomatoes

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