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Monday
Sep162013

TOMATOES AND ITALY, A LOVESTORY

The exact date of tomato plants’ domestication is unknown, although, by 500 BC, it was already being cultivated in southern Mexico and probably other Central and South America’s areas. A thousand years later, when they arrived in Italy, tomato plants were sold for their beauty, grown only in vases, gardens and flower beds. Some varieties were toxic or inedible and people were discouraged from attempting to eat them either fresh or cooked. Until Italians found the (more)

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