"Tomato" has one of the highest "glutamic acid" contents so far. For
that reason, tomato is probably considered the most widely used
vegetable in cooking.
In addition, tomato is considered a medicinal food as it contains not
only various nutritious elements but also unknown substances that
prevent several kinds of bacterial diseases. Glutamic acid can make
your brain healthy. It means your brain will have better control of
your physical body in preventing bacteria, virus and other sick-
producing elements that take over your body.
So that's very good, but why tomato was not included in Traditional
Chinese Medicine? During the ancient time, people thought that tomato
was poisonous especially its inner red color part.
Today, tomato is always included in our snacks, dinners, and
available on every occasion. However, many housewives failed to cook
it as a tasty recipe among their delicacies.
Most housewives prepare to buy canned tomato sauce, tomato ketchup,
tomato paste, tomato juice, etc. in nearby malls. Don't you know that
if you know how to cook tomato well, then you may not need to use
other seasonings? That's right, tomato itself is as tasty as
Do you know that there are two kinds of tomato: one that floats on
the water, and one that sinks into the water? The tomato that sinks
into the water is tastier because it contains more sugar. Do not
judge it by color alone.
Also, do you know that if you bring a magnet near the tomato, the
magnet will repel? It is because tomato is 94% water, and water
molecules repel magnetic fields.
Now, I will let you know one of the easiest techniques for cooking.
At first, peel the tomato skin. Just pass to a hot water swiftly and
place the tomato to cold water. It will now be easier to peel off the
You can even remove seeds with a tablespoon easily. Now, put the
remains of the tomato you are going to cook in a frying pan and
simmer it for about 20 minutes until the tomato forms a paste. Isn't
You can place it in a sealable polybag and keep it in the
refrigerator for a week or two.
For making a tomato juice, mix it with water and sugar or honey and
ice. It's a healthy drink, especially during hot summer season. You
can mix it with red wine and ice, too. Red wine and tomato are also
good in preventing many kinds of cancer. Many health researchers
claim that tomato juice mixed with red wine is a cancer medicine. How
about breakfast or snack with tomato juice mixed with milk and some
fried oats chips in it? It's really a healthy food. You can find
various recipes with a homemade tomato paste.
The quantity of glutamic acid is about 86 – 140 mg per 100 g of
tomato. During harvest, the color and taste of every tomato is
different. As we can see, red-colored tomato looks tastier and
natural. The sweetness of it can be examined by means of placing
tomato in the water as noted previously.
* The smallest species of tomatoes are less than three-quarters of an
inch in diameter. There are both red and yellow varieties.
* Tomato juice is the official state beverage of Ohio.
* According to the 1996 edition of the Guinness Book of Records the
largest tomato ever grown weighed in at 7 pounds, 12 ounces.
* The largest tomato plant was 65 feet long.
* The tomato is the world's most popular fruit. Banana is second,
* Botanically, tomatoes are a fruit. This is because, generally, a
fruit is the edible part of the plant that contains the seeds, while
a vegetable is the edible stems, leaves, and roots of the plant.