The Golden And Love Apple : Tomato

History

Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) was first cultivated in Mexico and later travelled to Europe. The Italians called it pomi d'oro (golden apple) and the French pomme d'amour (love apple) giving it special place in their cuisines. It then came to Asia and captured the minds and cuisines of all. No gravy is complete without the addition of this vegetable-fruit. It has carved a niche for itself in all cuisines.


From the botanical perspective

Tomatoes belong to family of potato and eggplant, Solanacaea. Earlier it was considered poisonous due to its association with the nightshade family. Technically it is a fruit (ovary with seeds), but considered a vegetable due to its uses.

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