FOOD & DRINK
07/25/2014 07:00 am ET Updated Jul 28, 2014

11 Things You Never Knew About Tomatoes

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Could there be anything more perfect than a ripe tomato, freshly picked, still warm from the sun? Tomatoes are one of those special foods that make our hearts flutter. With the arrival of tomato season, we'll be eating tomatoes in just about everything, from salads and pastas to BLTs and yes, on their own, with a sprinkling of salt.

Like anything we're really passionate about, we want to learn everything there is to know about tomatoes. Most people probably know that tomatoes are actually a fruit, but that's just the beginning of the long list of interesting facts we've found out.

Here are 11 things you probably don't know about tomatoes.

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11 Things You Don't Know About Tomatoes

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