This inseparable fruit traces its origin from the Andes region in South America which is now Peru, Chile, Ecuador and Bolivia as early as 700AD and literally translated to a plump thing with a navel.
There was a time when people feared eating tomatoes and considered them poisonous due to their relation to the Belladona or The Nightshade Plant.
Today there are more than 10,000 varieties of tomatoes, some of the better known are Beefsteak, Heirloom, Cherry, Roma, San Marzaro etc. in various colors like Red, Green, Yellow, Black, Purple and White.
From Marinara to Makhni or from Caprese to BLT, this magical fruit is an inseparable component of almost all Cuisines of the world.
In the picture we have Cherry Tomatoes on a vine and Candy Tomatoes from a Hydroponic Farm.
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