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Tomato

Tomatoes originated in South America. In 1518 a Spanish explorer named Cortez discovered a small, tart, red Mexican fruit. “Tomatl” as the native Aztecs called it was not popular initially when it came to Europe, as it wasn’t sweet enough as a fruit. Then an adventurous Spanish chef tried combining it with onion, oil and vinegar. Today the tomato is one of the world’s most popular fruits, though we eat it as a vegetable. The Irish tomato is popular with consumers because of its good quality and flavour.

Tomatoes are a good source of Vitamins A and C.

Areas grown: Primarily North County Dublin and eastern seaboard counties.

 

Nutritional Value

Nutrient   Raw Grilled Juice
Energy kJ 73 210 62
  Kcal 17 49 14
Protein g 0.7 2 0.8
Carbohydrate g 3.1 8.9 3
Fat g 0.3 0.9 0

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