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Good Food Guide - Tomatoes

 

 

Tomatoes salad

 

Did you know that tomatoes are part of the deadly nightshade family?

The Spanish brought them to Europe from South America in the sixteenth century.

 

 

Sliced-tomatoe

 

Like belladonna and deadly nightshade, the vegetable leaves and roots are poisonous.

Used first as an ornamental plant. It took until the twentieth century before being widely used as a food source. 

 

Ripe-tomatoes

 

Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C and are an essential ingredient for many recipes.

There are French claims that tomatoes, pomme d’amour (love apple), is an aphrodisiac.

 

 

 

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