Tomatoes are a
year-round vegetable. It was started to be cultivated in the Mediterranean
region of Turkey in 1900. Its homeland is Peru. Tomato, which is a cheap and
abundant source of vitamins, is one of the most produced vegetables in many
countries of the world due to its nutritious and delicious feature.
Tomato is a fiber-rich
food. One medium-sized tomato contains an average of 1 gram of fiber. It is
rich in vitamins A and C, potassium and folic acid. By eating
1 medium tomato a day, you can meet 15-20% of your vitamin C
needs and 10% of your vitamin A needs. Tomatoes are a
storehouse of lycopene.