He tomato is the fruit of the plant known as tomato , a herbaceous species that belongs to the family of Solanaceae and is native to the American continent. Tomatoes are reddish berries that are characterized by their pulp with multiple seeds and their juice.
Usually spherical in appearance, tomatoes usually have a diameter of about eight centimeters. Before maturing they present the skin color green , which over time becomes red .
Tomato is highly valued in food. Its main component is the Water , followed by carbohydrates . Because it has low calories, it is a food suggested in diets designed to lose weight. This fruit, on the other hand, houses vitamins C , B5 , B2 and B1 and several minerals .
He flavor of tomato is between sweet and acid, a particularity given by the presence of organic acids and simple sugars. It is important to note that it can be consumed in multiple ways.
The easiest way to consume tomato is raw in salads: just by washing and spicing the fruit, you can already eat it. Fresh tomato can also be processed to obtain juice and sauce . With the addition of certain preservatives, they are generated products as the tomato pulp , he tomato puree and the tomato jelly , which are sold vacuum packed.
Another popular way to consume the tomato is to dehydrate it previously. To the dry tomatoes they are removed seeds and the water is extracted with brine and some drying process (in the sun, in an oven, etc.). It is a recipe originally from Italy that is currently consumed in many parts of the world and can be ideal to accompany certain dishes, both cold and hot, or to eat with bread as an appetizer.
While the most common is to buy dried tomatoes in a store, since their price is relatively accessible, those who prepare them at home ensure that the taste is incomparable. Unlike others recipes , the dried tomato is not difficult in terms of the skills needed to perform it, but the time it takes to park properly.
The original dehydration process uses the heat of the sun, and is the most extensive since it can last several days ; Baked it is possible to get it in just one day, but the result is not the same. Experts advise to use tomatoes pear , since they contain less water than other varieties. After drying it is necessary to let them cool; they are placed in a container with basil, garlic and pepper , trying to keep little space between one and the other, and finally pour olive oil to cover all the ingredients. To get the best flavor, it is necessary to wait at least one week before consuming them.
In 1991, a film entitled "Fried Green Tomatoes" ("Fried green tomatoes"), directed by Jon Avnet and starring Kathy Bates, Mary-Louise Parker and Mary Stuart Masterson , among other known actors. The script, in charge of Fannie Flagg and Carol Sobieski , is based on the homonymous novel by Flagg. It is about the friendship between a woman who has lost her illusion and an old woman she regularly visits in an asylum. The latter tells her young friend a series of stories that will change her lifetime forever.
In everyday speech, the expression be from tomato it means to be crazy, although it is used to speak of a person who does not seem to act with sanity, and not necessarily to refer to a true mental illness. Its use takes place mainly in Spain, although through the Internet and the export of film and television the barriers that previously contained regionalisms are less and less effective.