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Tomato School Newsletter
In MONTH your child tried FOOD ITEM with locally grown tomatoes from FARM NAME in CITY.
Prepare this delicious recipe with your family and ask your child(ren) if they can answer the
following trivia questions.
1. Where were tomatoes first cultivated?
2. Tomatoes are the richest source of what nutrient? (Hint: This nutrient may protect
against some cancers)
3. What did the French call the tomato?
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Trivia Answers:
1) Tomatoes were first cultivated in Central America over 2000 years ago. Sweet
Million, Matt’s Wild Cherry, Juliet, Early Girl, Big Boy, Big Beef and Red Robin
are just a few varieties of tomatoes grown in Minnesota. Tomatoes are
harvested in Minnesota from mid-July through September.
2) Tomatoes are a rich source of lycopene, which has been shown to protect
against prostate cancer in men.
3) The “apple of love”
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