Tomatoes belong to the nightshade family and are closely related to chili peppers, potatoes and eggplants. They are native to Central, South, and southern North America. While tomatoes are a perennial plant and are often grown outdoors in temperate climates as an annual, many varieties are now also grown in greenhouses more locally. Roma tomatoes (also called plum tomatoes) are a thicker-skinned and less-pulpy variety which tend to hold their shape better than other tomatoes.

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  • Just one medium sized tomato provides about one half of the recommended daily allowance for vitamin C and approximately 20 percent of the recommended daily allowance for vitamin A. These delicious fruits are a good source of potassium, which helps to maintain a healthy blood pressure. Tomatoes are also low in fat and sodium, and they are an excellent source of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that can help reduce the risk of some cancers.