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Binomial Name：Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.
Chinese Name：傳家寶番茄 | 蕃茄
Other Names：Heirloom Tomato
Product Description：Sweet and sour, slightly cold in nature. It has the effects of invigorating the stomach and digestion, promoting body fluid and quenching thirst, clearing heat and detoxifying, lowering blood pressure, cooling blood and calming liver, nourishing blood and moistening dryness, relaxing tendons and activating collaterals, etc. Tomatoes contain a variety of elements that can enhance human immunity and prevent cancer, including lycopene, β-carotene, vitamin C, etc., which help to resist oxidation and prevent cell membranes from being damaged by free radicals, thereby protecting cell health. Lycopene is especially good for Helps in preventing prostate tumors in men; in addition, beta-carotene combined with lutein and zeaxanthin work synergistically to help prevent vision loss.
Native to South America, it was introduced to Europe in the 16th century and to Asia in the 17th century. Tomatoes cultivated in China were introduced from Southeast Asia at this time, and after cultivation and selection, a number of varieties suitable for China's climate and cultivation requirements were cultivated.
An unripe tomato growing on the vine
Variety：Some of the most famous examples include Aunt Ruby's German Green, Banana Legs, Big Rainbow, Black Krim, Brandywine, Cherokee Purple, Chocolate Cherry, Costoluto Genovese, Garden Peach, Gardener's Delight, Green Zebra, Hawaiian Pineapple, Hillbilly, Lollypop, Marglobe, Matt's Wild Cherry, Mortgage Lifter, Mr. Stripey, Neville Tomatoes, Paul Robeson, Pruden's Purple, Red Currant, San Marzano, Silvery Fir Tree, Three Sisters, and Yellow Pear.
Supply Season：The main production period is from November to June of the following year, and it is available in Hong Kong throughout the year.
Storage Method：Wipe the surface of the tomato with a rag, and put it in a cool and ventilated place (with the pedicle upward), and it can generally be stored for about 10 days. As for tomatoes that are not fully ripe, they can be left at room temperature to ripen slowly, which can generally be stored for about 2 to 5 weeks.
Tomatoes are suitable for low-temperature refrigeration when they are ripe. They can be stored in the refrigerator for one week to ten days.
#Should Be / Avoided：
Appropriate: It is suitable for those suffering from heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, hepatitis, cholecystitis, gallstones, arteriosclerosis, and cancer; in addition, it is also suitable for those who are deficient in vitamin C, pellagra, and chickenpox.
Avoid: Deficiency of the spleen and stomach should not eat too much. Women should not eat raw tomatoes during menstruation. Patients with acute enteritis, bacillary dysentery and active ulcer should not eat it. In addition, people with hyperacidity should not eat on an empty stomach, because tomatoes contain a lot of amines and soluble astringents, etc., which can easily cause stomach distension and pain after eating.
Pregnant women can eat tomatoes
Properties (TCM): cold
Five Flavors in TCM: Sweet, Sour
Efficacy Promote body fluid and quench thirst, invigorate stomach and eliminate food, clear away heat and detoxify
Tomatoes are rich in protein and vitamin C. They are not only good in quality and cheap but also help in beauty, and they also have the functions of appetizing and stimulating appetite. Therefore, tomatoes have almost become one of the favorite foods of pregnant mothers.
Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, which has the effect of maintaining skin. Eating tomatoes can help pregnant women prevent and reduce stretch marks. However, pregnant women should not eat green tomatoes, because green tomatoes contain a lot of toxic tomatine, which may affect fetal development after eating by pregnant women.
Generally, after 2 to 3 months of pregnancy, the fetal bones begin to form. The main component of bones is calcium, but to make free calcium form calcium salts and deposit in bones, acidic substances must participate. Pregnant women eating more acidic foods are also beneficial to the absorption of iron and promote the production of hemoglobin; vitamin C is also an essential nutrient for pregnant women and fetuses, while foods rich in vitamin X are mostly acidic.
Appropriate: 1. Tomato and cabbage: Chinese cabbage and tomato both contain vitamin C and potassium, and eating together can help prevent colds, relax muscles, and soothe your mood. Avoid: 1. Tomato and shochu: Enjoying at the same time will cause chest tightness, which can be eliminated by using mung beans. 2. Tomato and mung bean: Eating at the same time can easily damage your vitality. 3. Tomato and Cucumber: Cucumber contains vitamin C decomposing enzymes, which will destroy a large amount of vitamin C contained in tomatoes. 4. When using tetracycline antibiotics, eat less alkaline foods such as tomatoes, because this will reduce the solubility of tetracycline, thereby reducing the efficacy of the drug.
Cooking Skills：The edible part is the fruit. After plucking the stalks, wash the outer layers of the tomatoes thoroughly under running tap water, carefully cleaning the depressions.
Do not eat tomatoes on an empty stomach. Tomatoes contain a lot of gum, fruit, persimmon gum powder, soluble astringent and other ingredients. These substances are easy to chemically react with gastric acid to form insoluble lumps, blocking the gastric outlet and causing abdominal pain.
Do not eat immature tomatoes, because cyan tomatoes contain a large amount of toxic tomatine. After eating, poisoning symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and general fatigue will appear.
Do not add too much sugar to raw tomatoes. Because tomatoes are slightly sour, adding sugar when eaten raw can make the sweetness stronger and taste better. However, do not add too much sugar. If there is too much sugar, it will increase blood sugar virtually, and too much blood sugar will affect your health.
Don't eat too much, too much will cause diarrhea.
In fact, no matter what delicious food it is, you should eat it in moderation.
Notes：By definition, heirlooms must be open-pollinated. They may also be open-pollinated varieties developed and stabilized using classical breeding methods. A true heirloom is a breed that has been bred, selected and passed from one family member to another for many generations.
In addition, there is another category of varieties that can be classified as "commercial heirlooms": varieties introduced many generations ago that have such merit that they are saved, maintained and passed down - even after the seed companies have withdrawn from the market. Offline due to business or other reasons. Additionally, many older commercial versions are actually heirlooms acquired and introduced by seed companies.
There is growing interest in heirloom plants as a way to restore genetic diversity and feed a growing population while safeguarding food supplies in different regions. Specific heirloom plants are often selected, saved, and replanted because of their superior performance in a specific location. Over many crop cycles, these plants develop unique adaptive qualities to their environment, which empower local communities and are critical to maintaining the world's genetic resources.
Tomatoes can also cook many delicious dishes, the most common ones are tomato scrambled eggs, tomato soup, tomato salad, pickled tomatoes and so on.
Tomato scrambled eggs, tomato potato soup, fungus tomato meat slices, tomato red shirt fish.
Stuffed tomatoes (stuffed with hard-boiled egg and Parmesan)
Tomato originated in Central America and was planted by Aztec. When the Spaniards invaded Central America and South America, they caught this foreign fruit and transported them back to Europe. Then Southern Europe began to use this fruit in their dishes. Green zebra tomatoes are one of the most surprising tomato varieties. Indeed, when it is mature, its flesh is green, and the peel is lime -green with yellow stripes!
This strain is usually called juicy and sweet. It is the balance of this taste that makes it taste interesting. It matches other meat tomatoes well, such as "Coeur de Bœuf". Cooking with Spanish cold dish soup, jam, sauce or distribution is very delicious. Of course, don't hesitate to taste the fresh taste by making colorful salads.
These small balls will become your first choice for your appetizers!
You can store these tomatoes in the refrigerator for at least one week.
Suggested Eating Method：
The edible part is fruit. After removing the ethics, clean the outer layer of the tomato with the flowing tap water and carefully clean the depression.
Do not eat tomatoes on an empty stomach. Tomatoes contain a large amount of glue, fruit, persimmon glue powder, soluble convergence agent and other ingredients. These substances are easy to chemically react with gastric acid, forming blocks that are not easily dissolved, blocking gastric exports and causing abdominal pain.
Do not eat immature tomatoes, because cyan tomatoes contain a large amount of toxic tomato, and after eating, symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and general weakness will occur.
Don't add too much sugar to eat tomatoes raw. Because the tomato is slightly acidic, adding sugar when eating raw can make the sweetness stronger and taste better. However, do not add too much when adding sugar. If too much sugar, it will increase blood sugar, excessive blood sugar, and affect health.
Don't eat too much, eat too much diarrhea.
In fact, no matter what delicious food, you must also eat it.
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