Tasting Tomatoes

Tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum) are members of the Solanaceae or nightshade family, which also includes peppers, goji berries, tomatillos, eggplant, potatoes, tobacco, and petunias. Tomatoes likely originated in the western side of South America, in the region occupied by Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and the western half of Bolivia. Wild tomato plants still grow in South America, as well as on the Galapagos Islands. At […]