T is for tomatoes...
A common misconception about these beauties is that they are vegetables, when in fact they are fruit. However, you may want to avoid putting them in a fruit salad! They help keep your heart and sight healthy, as well as providing defence against some cancers. They’re full of vitamin C, fibre, and potassium, which all contributes to heart health, as well as vitamin K which helps your blood and bones.
Tomatoes aren’t always red, they can be yellow, pink, purple, black and even white! It’s thought that tomatoes originally came from Peru.
La Tomatina is an annual festival in Spain, where people throw 150,000 tomatoes at each other. There are around 10,000 varieties of tomatoes worldwide Tomato seedlings have been grown in space before! 🍅