- End of July to end of October
Did you know how to peel tomatoes? Just dip them for a few seconds into boiling water. The peel will strip right off!
Did you know that tomatoes belong to the same family as potatoes? It’s surprising but true; both are Solanaceæ. At one time, the tomato was widely avoided in the belief that it was poisonous because of its known relation to deadly nightshade and other toxic members of the nightshade family.
Do you know the nutritional value of field tomatoes?
Per 125ml (½ cup) of cooked vegetable:
Energy: 15kcal; Carbohydrates: 4g; Fibre: 1g
Vitamin C: 20% of RDI (excellent source of Vitamin C)
Vitamin A: 8% of RDI (excellent source of Vitamin A)
Folates: 6% of RDI (source of folates)