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World Tomato Day! History, Significance & Interesting Facts About This Healthy Fruit

With all its benefits and its delicious taste, it's no surprise that tomatoes are the most widely consumed vegetable on the planet. Read more about the day it's celebrated on this article!

Binita Kumari

Every year on April 6, Fresh Tomato Day is celebrated. Tomatoes are a fruit, not a vegetable, as many people believe, and each variety contains a different mix of minerals and vitamins.

Do you want to avoid and protect yourself from diseases that can harm your body? Start incorporating fresh tomatoes into your diet. Tomatoes are said to protect against heart disease and manage blood sugar levels.

Tomatoes are the richest source of the antioxidant lycopene, which helps fight several illnesses. With all its benefits and its delicious taste, it's no surprise that tomatoes are the most widely consumed vegetable on the planet.

Where is World Tomato Day celebrated?

World Tomato Day is mostly celebrated in the United States of America.

When World Tomato Day was first celebrated?

Although it’s not known when World Tomato day was first celebrated, the first time it was mentioned on the internet was in the year 2016.

History of World Tomato Day: 

Tomatoes have been traced back to the Aztecs circa 700 A.D. As a result, tomatoes are native to South America. Tomatoes were first brought to Europe in the sixteenth century. Throughout a short period of time, the tomato was welcomed into kitchens in southern Europe.

Northern Europeans, on the other hand, took a long time to accept tomatoes in their kitchens, fearing that they were poisonous due to their wolf peach-like look. During the Civil War, tomatoes became very popular in American kitchens.

How to Celebrate the Day?

Make tomato salads, sandwiches, tomato sauce, or salsa to celebrate Fresh Tomato Day, or eat a nutritious original pizza or pasta with plenty of tomato sauce.

You can also read about the vitamins and nutrients in tomatoes, make a tomato-shaped cake, attempt to eat more fresh tomatoes, visit your local tomato garden, learn about the seeds and resources required to cultivate tomatoes, and thank the owners for farming fresh tomatoes.

Some people celebrate the day by preparing delectable dishes such as tomato rice, tomato pizza, or real pasta.

Some facts about tomatoes:

  • There are over 10,000 different tomato varieties.

  • It is thought that eating tomatoes can help us avoid heart disease and a variety of other illnesses.

  • Tomatoes thrive in temperatures ranging from 64 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit (18-29.4 C).

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