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Fun Facts

  1. There are at least 10,000 varieties of tomatoes, from small cherry ones to Ponderosa, which can weigh over three pounds.
  2. The tomato – the fruit for which Burpee is most famous – first grew as wild, cherry-sized berries in the South American Andes. The tomato as we know it today was developed in Mexico.
  3. Tomatoes are the world’s most popular fruit! More than 60 million tons are produced every year. That’s 16 million tons more than No.2 — the banana.
  4. Tomatoes are the fruit of a vine that’s native to South America.
  5. Lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that is abundant in tomatoes and tomato products, is widely thought to help in the prevention of a variety of maladies.
  6. Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C. One medium tomato provides 40% of the recommended daily amount!

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