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Tomato


March 1, 2024 By: Bunnie's Kitchen


 



Nature- Fruit, Cactus : Pink Dragon Fruit (Pitaya) Image
  • Species: Solanum

  • Genus: S. Lycopersicum

  • Family: Solanaceae

  • Other Names: Tomate








Nature - Fruit, Vegetable








Nutrition


Nutrients consists of:

  1. ANTIOXIDANTS

  • Lycopene

  • B - Carotene

  • Lutein

  • Flavanoids

  1. VITAMIN A, B, C, E, K1

  2. POTASSIUM

  3. PHOSPHOROUS

  4. FOLATE

  5. FIBER

  6. CALCIUM

  7. CHOLINE

  8. ZINC

  9. MAGNESIUM




Benefits


Tomatoes offer joyful benefits in health. Includes a reduced risk of heart disease and cancers. Lycopene in tomatoes can slow the growth of cancerous cells. In addition, it lowers the LDL cholesterol. Antioxidants in this fruit can increase bone strength and tissues. Tomatoes can be prepared fresh, cooked, or fried. Eyes can produce substances from tomatoes that adjust to blue lights. It is a great fruit that is low in calories.





Environment


Tomatoes are native grown in Tropical climates:


- USA

- India

- Central America

-South America

- China

- Italy

- Mexico

-Spain

-Portugal




Entertaining Information


  • Tomato originated from its plump appearance.

  • 90 -95 % water

  • At least ten thousand different variations of Tomatoes.

  • Tomato colors: red, green, yellow, orange, sun- gold, burgundy

  • Production: ornamental plant

  • Controversial as fruit or a vegetable.

  • Recipes: Raw, Bruschetta, Pie, Salsa, Soup, Pizza, Salads

"Swelling Fruit"


Garden Tips


Growth of the Tomato plant can range in height 25 feet. Life span averages 6-8 months. Propagation of tomatoes include multiple vine growths. Considered a summer fruit that can be grown world wide all year long. Remember tomatoes are made of high water content, so well watered soil is important. Support for tomato vines are cages, trellis, or a wooden pole. Pruning the lower suckers on the vine increase growth production of nutrients to the main flower clusters that develop into the tomatoes.


Full Sun - 8+ hours

55 Days To Produce Crops

Temperature: 55 - 85 ° F

Loam & Sandy Soil

Compost Nutrient Rich Fertilizer




Anatomy


Lateral Budding

Shoot Tip

Flower Clusters

Stem & Leaves

Vine Growth

Sepal (Green Part Top of Tomato)

3 Layers -

  • Pericarp

  1. Endocarp

  2. Mesocarp

  3. Exocarp



Diagram


Pink Dragon Fruit Pitaya Nature Bunnie's Kitchen Anatomy Diagram



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