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Common Name: Tomato
Botanical Name: Lycopersicon Esculentum
Origin: North America, South America
Tomato, a member of the nightshade family, is one of the most ubiquitous foods in the world. The vine-like plant can grow up to ten feet in height. The plant’s leaves can reach lengths of up to 10 inches. The tomato’s fruit is considered a berry, consisting of a variety of species grown throughout the globe.
Tomato is well-known for containing the phytonutrient lycopene. This carotenoid pigment is the reason tomatoes usually have a bright red color.
Tomato makes a great source of nutrients. A serving of tomato may contain up to 292 mg of potassium. Tomato also contains Vitamin C, vitamin A, and magnesium.
For instant recognition and a bevy of nutrients, add tomato to your product. The ingredient will not only offer your product the nutrients consumers are looking for but will also add a vibrant color sure to catch any wandering eye.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.