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Tomato Trivia

26 April 2011

1 - Tomato sauce is an excellent way of cleaning anything made from copper - the salt and acidity of the sauce helps remove copper oxides, leaving bright copper metal behind.

2 - Back in the 1600's it was widely accepted in Britain that tomatoes were poisonous. It wasn't until the mid 1700's that they actually became an staple part of the British diet.

 3 - Bathing in tomato juice is an excellent way to remove the smell if a skunk sprays you or a pet (remember that, because it may just come in handy one day!)

 4 - Tomato paste is great at removing chlorine from your hair. If your blonde and the Chlorine from swimming pools dyes your hair green, tomato paste helps bring back your natural hue.

 5 - A bloody Mary (tomato juice, vodka, salt, pepper, Tabasco sauce & worcester sauce) helps cure hangovers. The juice is full of vitamins and the vodka helps wean your body off the alcohol.

 6 - Tomatoes are cholesterol free

 7 - The best way to ripen tomatoes is to put them next to apples or bananas as they give off ethylene gases which speed up the ripening process.

 8 - Tomatoes are the worlds 2nd most popular fruit (they are a fruit and not a vegetable because a fruit is the edible part of the plant that contains seeds). Its thought that only the banana is more popular worldwide, but Tomatoes definitely beat apples and oranges!!

 9 - There are over 10,000 varieties of tomatoes

 10 - The high vitamin C content of tomatoes unblocks pores leaving your skins feeling soft. Apply slices of tomatoes to your face and they'll loosen the top ;layer of dead skin, letting you simply rub it off.

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