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Healthy Tips – Tomatoes

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The tomato is a fruit from the nightshade family native to South America. The Spanish first introduced tomatoes to Europe, where they became used in Spanish and Italian food.

Despite botanically being a fruit, tomatoes are usually eaten and prepared like a vegetable. Now through early fall, fresh tomatoes are a staple at local farmer’s markets. Tomatoes are one of the most flavorful veggies of the season and one of the most nutritious.

Tomatoes are one of the most flavorful veggies of the season and one of the most nutritious.

Tomatoes are one of the most flavorful veggies of the season and one of the most nutritious.
Millie Davenport, ©2015 HGIC, Clemson Extension

Tomatoes - Nutrition Facts

Tomatoes – Nutrition Facts

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