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Things You Probably Don’t Know About Tomatoes

A famous British journalist, Miles Kington, once wrote a quote regarding tomatoes.  He wrote, “Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.  Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad”.  This is an interesting quote that he developed because it is accurate that a tomato really is a fruit.  In fact, it is what botanists call a “true fruit”.  The definition of a “true fruit” is a fruit whose tissues are completely developed from the ripened ovary of the plant.  Other examples of true fruits include raspberries, oranges, and blueberries.  Below are twenty-five other fascinating facts about tomatoes that may interest and surprise you.

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