Tomato Facts: Fun Information and Trivia

  • While tomatoes are perfectly safe and healthy to eat, their leaves are actually toxic!

  • 93% American gardening households grow tomatoes.

  • California produces 96% of the tomatoes processed in the U.S.

  • When the tomato was introduced to Europe in the 1500s, The French called it “the apple of love.” The Germans called it “the apple of paradise.”

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