Tomatoes - Incam never dreamed
There is evidence that the Incan civilization grew tomatoes as a food crop, but for centuries, the tomato was then grown as an ornamental plant, because this plant was considered poisonous.
By the beginning of the nineteenth century, tomato was again considered a worthy candidate for food crops and many entrepreneurs ate tomatoes in public places to prove that these vegetables were actually edible and could be eaten without fear. The first mention of tomato ketchup recipe dates back to 1818.
Since the tomato plant is self-pollinating, it usually did not change its appearance. That is why now there are both very "old" varieties, and many new hybrids in all kinds of shapes and colors.
Scientists have proven the special properties of tomatoes.
Recent scientific experiments show that tomatoes, especially those made from them, can help remove free radicals from the body, thereby reducing the risk of certain forms of cancer.
Tomatoes contain a significant amount of vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and vitamin C. In addition, they contain fiber and the average tomato adds only 20 calories.
Tomato sauces and soups are as good for you as there are raw tomatoes, because after processing they retain most of their beneficial properties.