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Arguably one of the most important crops we grow and eat worldwide, tomatoes hold a special position in many cultures and my heart. Today, there are at least 10,000 varieties of tomatoes in all sorts of colors, shapes, and sizes. Today, we will get into a healthy dose of tomato science because I think it is one of the most fascinating vegetables/fruit from an evolutionary standpoint. Much of what you read today inspired me to write my upcoming cookbook, Veg-Table.
The more I researched, the more vegetable science intrigued me, and the best part, a lot of this applies to how we store and prep our vegetables. Let’s begin with a poll and dive into this special edition on tomatoes.
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