- He wild species originated in the Andes Mountains of South America, probably mainly in Peru and Ecuador, and is thought to have been domesticated in Columbia Mexico.
- The tomato is native to western South America and Central America. In 1519, Cortez discovered tomatoes growing in Montezuma's gardens and brought seeds back to Europe where they were planted as ornamental curiosities, but not eaten.
- The Tomato History has origins traced back to the early Aztecs around 700 A.D
- Cultivated tomatoes apparently originated as wild forms in the Peru-Ecuador-Bolivia area of the Andes.
- The Aztec word 'tomatl' meant simply "plump fruit" and the Spanish conquerors called it "tomate"
- The first tomato was called Solanum Lycopersicum. The tomato is the edible berry of the plant Solanum Lycopersicum, commonly known as the tomato plant.
- The orange or golden tomato is believed to be the first-ever tomato.
- Alexander W. Livingston is the father of tomatoes.
Benefits of tomatoes
- 1. Protects the heart: Rich in antioxidants, tomatoes help to maintain healthy blood vessels. The presence of vitamin C and lycopene, two substances that have antioxidant action, promote the transport of oxygen in the blood and improve blood flow.
- 2. Regulates blood pressure: Lycopene, Vitamin C, and other antioxidants present help to improve the health of the cardiovascular system. However, potassium also plays a key role, as it is a mineral that helps to regulate blood pressure.
- 3. Healthy skin: Eating tomatoes frequently, helps to maintain healthy skin, to minimize enlarged pores, treat acne and rashes or treat minor burns.
- 4. Prevents eye problems: Besides being rich in vitamins A and C, tomato is also rich in beta-carotene, which are nutrients that help maintain eye health and prevent the risk of developing cataracts.
- 5. Anti-inflammatory action: Regular consumption of tomato can have an anti-inflammatory action since it is composed of anti-inflammatory agents such as bioflavonoids and carotenoids, which in turn helps to reduce inflammation and relieve the pain of chronic diseases.
- 6. Bone Health: The presence of vitamin K and calcium makes tomatoes an ally for bone and dental health, contributing to their protection. Vitamin K also helps prevent osteoporosis.
- 7. Helps prevent some types of cancer: Since tomatoes are a source of lycopene and vitamins A and C, it helps to reduce the risk of prostate, colorectal and stomach cancer.
1. Tomato Chutney
2. Tomato Rasam
3. Tomato Soup
4. Tomato Rice
5. Tomato Cucumber Sandwich
6. Tomato Bath
7. Tomato Sauce
8. Tomato Dal
9. Tomato Pulao
10. Tomato Sambar
11. Tomato Curry
12. Tomato Shorba
13. Tomato Bhaji
14. Carrot Tomato Soup
15. Tomato Pickle
16. Tomato Saar
17. Tomato Briyani
18. Tomato Pachadi
19. Aloo Tamatar Sabzi
20. Bengali Tomato Khejur Chutney
21. Onion Tomato Raita
22. Tomato Upma
23. Tomato And Cheese Sandwich
24. Instant Pot Tomato Rasam
25. Tomato Omelette
27. Momos Chutney
28. Tomato Salad
- The top ranked country who use tomatoes the most is china.
- China consumes about 28.4 % of tomato consumption in the world.
- China ranked the highest in tomato consumption per capita with 43,121,765 kg.
- India consumes about 17,387 1000 tonnes of tomatoes.
- U.S. per capita consumption of fresh tomatoes amounted to 18.8 pounds.
- Total tomato consumption reached 3,298 kt in Russia.
- Roughly 2.6 million tons of tomatoes were consumed in Germany.
- The most popular brand of ketchup is Heinz.
- 10 largest tomato sauce brands are:
- 1. Classico. Chicago, United States
- 2. Prego. Camden, United States
- 3. Hunt’s. Chicago, United States
- 4. Fresh Del Monte Produce. Contra Costa Centre, United States
- 5. Barilla. Parma, Italy
- 6. Ragú. Handa, Japan
- 7. Goya Foods. Jersey City, United States
- 8. Mutti. Basilicanova, Italy
- 9. Rao’s Homemade. New York, United States
- 10. Cento Fine Foods. Thorofare, United States
- The best seller of ketchup in India is Kissan.