Tomatoes

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Tomato, a pulpy nutritious fruit commonly eaten as a vegetable, is another wonderful gift of the Mayans. This humble vegetable of Central America has seized the attention of millions of health seekers for its incredible phytochemical properties. Interestingly, it has more health-benefiting compounds than that of an apple!

Botanically, tomato belongs to Solanaceae or nightshade family of common vegetables, which also includes chili peppers, potato, eggplant, etc. Its scientific name is Lycopersicon esculentum.

Read more here: http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/tomato.html

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