Maresme tomatoes

Summer is the season for picking tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum). They are also known as tomata or tomaca, and are one of the most important foods in Catalonia. Tomatoes originate from the South American continent where they have been consumed since the 12th century. When introduced to Europe they were assumed to have pharmacological properties. In Catalonia they started to be consumed in large quantities as from the 19th century. In Catalonia they are grown on non-irrigated and irrigated land there are many different varieties. El Maresme is an important tomato production area, where pometa is the typical variety.

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