Tomatoes are tremendously important to very, many people. Many merchants know this and use the almighty
tomato as a loss-leader. And, in recent years, there’s a wide variety of size, and juiciness, to consider in most tomato displays.
Tomatoes appear to have originated in western South America but were not consumed as food until they found their way All 7,500 varieties of tomatoes belong to the nightshades plant family, along with potatoes, sweet and hot peppers, eggplant, tomatillos, pimentos, paprika, and cayenne. Early thinking in some sectors saw tomatoes as poisonous, so their consumption was delayed until this was proven not to be true. Continue reading