Facts on Tomatoes, टमाटर पर तथ्य

FACTS ON TOMATOES, टमाटर पर तथ्य


They are fruits Yes, tomatoes are fruits if we speak botanically. They are not vegetables.


There is no point thinking that ripe tomatoes will be red. There are white, black, purple, pink and yellow ripe tomatoes.


They are world’s most popular fruit. With annual production of 60 million tons, they remain the world’s most demanded and most popular fruit.


There is a very messy annual festival in Spain. It goes by the name La Tomatina. Of course it involves tomatoes but what people do is, they don’t eat tomatoes.


The world record of being the largest tomato plant goes to a single plant spread over an area of 56.73 square meters. That’s bigger that the swimming pool used in Olympic game.


The state of Ohio has taken the love for tomatoes to a whole new level. They have labeled tomato juice as their ‘State Drink’.


Remember that massive tomato plant from Florida? The plant gave 32,194 tomatoes between the period May 2005 and April 2006.


Many people consider tomato as a vegetable. The state of New Jersey in USA has actually made tomato as its ‘State Vegetable’.


Apart from making Tomato Juice as the State Drink, Ohio has also declared Tomato as the State Fruit. At least they know that tomato is a fruit.


Tomatoes had always been considered as fruit but the confusion came when the Supreme Court of USA declared that tomatoes were vegetables.


94.5% of the weight of a typical tomato is nothing but water!


Shakespeare, in none of his works, had ever mentioned tomatoes.


Wolf Peach is the literal translation of the scientific name of tomatoes- Lycopersicon lycopersicum.


Even after tomatoes have been harvested, they will keep on gaining weight as they keep on ripening .


Nutriculture Ltd, Mawdesley in UK’s Lancashire grew world’s tallest tomato plant. On May 11, 2000, the plant grew 65 feet tall (that is 19.8 meters).


There is one state in USA which considers tomato as both its State Fruit and State Vegetable. Can you guess the name? It is Arkansas.


The modern species of tomatoes originated in western South America.


The Spanish discovered the tomato from their contact with the Aztec peoples during the Spanish colonization of the Americas, then brought it to Europe, from where other parts of the European colonized world were introduced to the tomato.


Tomatoes that have been modified using genetic engineering have been developed, and although non are commercially available now, they have been in the past.


Tomatoes are consumed in many ways, including raw, as an ingredient in many dishes, sauces, salads and drinks.


The Pueblo people are thought to have believed that those who witnessed the ingestion of tomato seeds were blessed with powers of divination.


The Aztecs used tomatoes not only as a food, but also as a powerful and dangerous hallucinogenic.


It’s speculated that there are over 25,000 different tomato varieties.


Tomatoes can be stored for longer if you store them with their stem down.


Many European countries resisted to include the tomato and other new world fruits and vegetables into their diets.


An average American eats around 24 pounds of tomatoes each year.


Modern day production of the tomato in the United States came from botanist Alexander W. Livingston, who created several types of tomatoes that were suitable for mass industrial production and processing.


Americans get more vitamins from tomatoes than from any other vegetable.


96% of the American processed tomato production comes from California. However, Florida is the leader in the production and sale of fresh market tomatoes.


Green tomatoes will ripe if you store them together with apples. The released ethylene gas will provide the perfect conditions to ripen faster.


Americans have increased their tomato consumption by 30% over the last 20 years.


93% of Americans gardening households grow tomatoes. It's the most popular vegetables in the United States.


There are around 10,000 varieties of tomatoes worldwide.


Tomatoes are also an excellent source vitamin C, biotin, molybdenum, and vitamin K.


In cooler climates tomatoes are usually grown in glasshouses (greenhouses).


Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, an antioxidant that is good for the heart and effective against certain cancers. Cooked tomatoes are actually better for you than raw ones, as more beneficial chemicals are released.


Tallest tomato plant according to Guinness World Record grown by Nutriculture Ltd, Mawdesley, Lancashire, UK, reached a height of 19.8 m (65 ft) on 11 May 2000.


The heaviest tomato according to Guinness World Record weighed 3.51 kg (7 lb 12 oz) and was grown by G. Graham in 1986, Oklahoma, USA.


China is the number one producer of tomatoes around the world. The U.S. is second.


Tomatoes are the state vegetable of New Jersey. They are the official state fruit of Ohio and tomato juice is the official beverage of Ohio.


Tomatoes are very popular in Mediterranean cuisines such as Italian. They are important ingredient in pizza and pasta sauces.


The first tomatoes in Europe may originally have been yellow. They were first referred to in writing as ‘pomo d’oro’, meaning ‘golden apple’.


भारत में लोग टमाटर को बहुत अधिक पसंद करते हैं। टमाटर की चटनी को लोग समोसा , पकोड़ा , नाश्ता , डबलरोटी और भी कोई तरह से खाना पसंद करते हैं। इसके अलावा सब्जी में टमाटर नहीं हो तो सब्जी खाने में मजा ही नहीं आता हैं।


टमाटर सबसे पहले दक्षिण अमेरिका में हुआ था। मैक्सिको में लोगों ने इसका प्रयोग भोजन के रूप में करना सुरु किया, फिर से पूरे विश्व मे फैल गया।


लोग टमाटर को सब्जी कहते हैं। लेकिन वनस्पति वैज्ञानिकों के अनुसार टमाटर एक फल हैं।


टमाटर में साइट्रिक ऐसिड और मौलिक ऐसिड होता हैं, जिससे टमाटर का स्वाद खट्टा होता हैं।


टमाटर खाने से मोटापा कम होता हैं।


टमाटर खाने से चेहरे की झुर्रियां कम होती हैं।


टमाटर में विटामिन - A होता हैं जो आंखों की रोशनी बढ़ाने में सहायक हैं।


एक टमाटर में लगभग 12 कैलरी होती हैं।


भारत में आंध्रप्रदेश राज्य में सबसे ज्यादा टमाटर का उत्पादन होता हैं। भारत का लगभग 18 % प्रतिशत टमाटर यहाँ उगता हैं।


पूरे विश्व का 11 % प्रतिशत टमाटर का उत्पादन भारत मे होता हैं। विश्व के तीन सबसे ज्यादा टमाटर उत्पादन करने वाले देश हैं - पहला स्थान पर चीन , दूसरा स्थान पर भारत , तीसरे स्थान पर अमेरिका हैं.