TOMATO TUESDAY.... fun facts and more
What's in a NAME...
How it all began. Tomatoes are thought to originate in Peru. The name comes from the Aztec “xitomatl,” which means “plump thing with a navel”.
Love and paradise. When the tomato was introduced to Europe in the 1500s, The French called it “the apple of love.” The Germans called it “the apple of paradise.”
For the wolves? The scientific term for the common tomato is lycopersicon lycopersicum, which mean “wolf peach.”
“Tomato” in other languagesEnglish: tomato
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