The other reason that some people hate raw tomatoes is because many commercially available tomatoes are just really bland and don’t taste good . That’s because over time, tomatoes in the United States have been bred for sturdiness, to handle being shipped across the country without getting bruised, rather than taste.
We discovered this combo of compounds, according to Mc. Gee, is also why tomatoes smell so bad when they rot. The other reason that some people hate raw tomatoes is because many commercially available tomatoes are just really bland and don’t taste good .
This of course begs the query “Why do Tomatoes taste so bad?”
I found the answer is the first thing to understand is that tomatoes are complicated fruits with a complicated flavor profile . There are about 400 different volatile compounds in a tomato, each of which has an impact on its taste.
When did people start eating tomatoes?
The tomato was eaten by the Aztecs as early as 700 AD and called the “tomatl,” (its name in Nahuatl), and wasn’t grown in Britain until the 1590s. In the early 16th century, Spanish conquistadors returning from expeditions in Mexico and other parts of Mesoamerica were thought to have first introduced the seeds to southern Europe.
As early as 1540s tomato started being produced in Spanish fields, and was used regularly as a common food in early 17th century . Other European countries did not adopt tomato immediately.
So, where do tomatoes come from?
One answer is, jump to navigation Jump to search. Edible berry of the tomato plant, originating in South America . The tomato is the edible, often red, berry of the plant Solanum lycopersicum, commonly known as a tomato plant. The species originated in western South America and Central America.
Tomatoes, like most vegetables from the Solanaceae family, come from warm regions of South America . They were brought to Europe after 1492 by Christopher Columbus and were initially treated as food for the poor inhabitants of the conquered territories.
The date that the tomato first traveled to Europe is not known. Some believe Columbus may have brought plants back, but many historians believe Cortez brought the first plants back to Europe in 1521 . These tomato plants did not looked like our tomatoes today.
Few foods encapsulate the flavor of Italy quite like the pomodoro, or what we call the tomato in English. But as iconic as the tomato is to Italian cuisine, it wasn’t always that way. The tomato came from the Americas, and it was only introduced to Italy in the 15th or 16th century. So what was Italian food like before Italians had tomatoes?
So, what is the history of tomatoes in England?
History of Tomatoes. Tomato received similar fate in England, where it was introduced in 1597, but it remained viewed as unhealthy, poisonous and unfit to eat in both England and its North American colonies . That changed in mid-18th century after many advances in selective breeding from Spain and Italy.
That changed in mid-18th century after many advances in selective breeding from Spain and Italy. In early 19th century tomato finally arrived in Asia. It arrived there under the guidance of British consul in Syria John Barker who directed first cultivation efforts.
Do you eat tomatoes as fruits or vegetables?
With a big tomato with a large proportion of liquid content, that too I also think that a claim that no-one or only a negligible number of people eat tomatoes as fruits would be wrong . I often simply bite into a tomato like into an apple/pear/peach/strawberry.
Here is what our research found. people whose doctors (medical, not witch) have told them to avoid tomatoes should not eat them. People who suddenly gasp, clutch their throat immediately after eating anything with tomato in it should wear a bracelet stating the allergy, and should also carry an Epi. Pen for quick relief of an inability to breathe if such passages swell.
What is the scientific name of tomato?
The tomato (see pronunciation) is the edible fruit of Solanum lycopersicum , commonly known as a tomato plant, which belongs to the nightshade family, Solanaceae. The species originated in Central and South America.
Another query we ran across in our research was “What was the original name of the tomato?”.
I can dig a little deeper., and tomato history. French botanist Tournefort provided the Latin botanical name, Lycopersicon esculentum , to the tomato. It translates to “wolfpeach” — peach because it was round and luscious and wolf because it was erroneously considered poisonous.