States is number two in the world for producing fresh and processed tomatoes,
with Florida and California leading the way.
It may be a while before you can buy
Stommel's orange tomatoes at your own grocery store. For now, they will be used
to add more nutritional punch to products like tomato paste, juices and
When you see these tomatoes at the
store, you can show your parents your nutritional expertise and say, "Eat all
your orange tomatoes because they're good for you!"
So, what's Stommel's take on an orange
catsup becoming as popular as the red stuff we're so used to? "I think it would
be a stretch," he says. "But you never know."
Do you know how
many servings of each food group you're supposed to eat every day? Yes? No?
Sort of? Find out the latest from
USDA's Food Guide
Vegetable Laboratory in
Beltsville, Maryland, has some interesting tomato tidbits. Look for the "Veggie
To read about the
fresh-tomato industry, click on this link to
--By Tara Weaver, formerly Information
Staff, Agricultural Research Service
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