Fruits and Vegetable Facts

Fruits & Vegetables are the most often overlooked portion of our daily food intake. Learn how fruits and vegetables work and how to eat more of them everyday.


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How to Dry Tomato Seeds

Tomato seeds are teeny-tiny, but they hold a lot of potential. If you extract them and dry them properly, you can create your very own heirloom tomatoes.

How to Make Tomato Puree

Tomato puree can serve as a base or add flavor to lots of dishes. What's more, it's quick and easy to prepare. Here's how to add it to your cooking repertoire.

Why do people throw tomatoes?

Pelting unlucky victims with rotten produce is one of our oldest forms of expression. So, where did it start and why?

5 Ingredients You Can Replace With Tomatoes

Tomatoes in season are some of the most delicious foods on Earth. There are still lots of ways to enjoy their flavor in the off season. You can even try them in place of some common ingredients. Here are five great examples.

How to Pickle Green Tomatoes

Not all pickles are cucumbers. You can turn your unripe garden tomatoes into sweet or sour pickled delights. But how?

How many calories are in a tomato?

Just because it's healthy doesn't mean it's low-cal. Look at the mighty yet fatty avocado -- and the sugary caloric pineapple. Tomatoes are a salad staple, but just how many calories do these juicy veggies pack?

Where did the tomato come from?

You don't think twice before piling tomato slices on your sub sandwich or dragging a french fry through a puddle of ketchup, but there was a time when people actually feared tomatoes. Here's the juicy history of the tomato.

How to Freeze Tomatoes

What's for dinner? The answer is so much simpler when you can open the freezer door and pull out an entree, stew or sauce you prepared a few weekends ago. Tomatoes freeze well and can help you put dinner on the table in a snap.

5 Tips for Cutting Tomatoes

It doesn't take much talent to cut a tomato well, but it does take some care. Here, five tips to help you turn a beautiful tomato into a slice, a chunk or a perfect, tiny square you can be proud of.

What should you do with tomatoes from your garden?

The use of a fresh tomato is seemingly endless. You can make pasta sauce, salsa or even eat it raw and whole. So, it only makes sense that you grow your own in your garden. Have too many coming off the vines? We'll tell you what to do with them.

How to Stew Tomatoes

Tomatoes are easy to grow in your backyard garden -- maybe a little too easy. When the season's over, and you're stuck with more tomatoes than you know what to do with, it's a shame to throw them out. Now, you don't have to.

5 Tips for Canning Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a staple vegetable found in countless recipes. If you want the freshest tomatoes for your fare, you can grow your own and can the leftovers before they go bad. We'll give you five tips to help you can your bounty.

10 Pretty Ways to Use Tomatoes as Garnish

Few things add flourish to a dish like a gorgeous garnish. And, thanks to the tomato's versatility, there are plenty of ways to make it the co-star of any plated affair.

Apples to Apples: What Variety is Best for What?

There are many types of apple varieties that work well in different dishes. Check out these pictures and find out which apple you should be using in your apple pie, apple cider and all sorts of delicious apple recipes.

Abridged History of Food: Who Invented Caesar Salad?

Combining ingredients like eggs, Worcestershire sauce and maybe even anchovies seems like a dangerous tack to take when making a salad, but it's boldness that makes culinary history. Who invented the romaine-based delight that is a Caesar salad?

Vegetable Pictures

With dietary guidelines urging you to eat more vegetables, you may be searching for culinary inspiration. We'll serve up some gorgeous fresh produce in this gallery along with a few serving tips. Grab a fork and dig in!

Fruit Pictures

Fruit doesn't just taste and smell delicious, it also provides important minerals and vitamins in our diet. From breakfast fruits to more exotic offerings, this gallery is a mouthwatering display of ripe, juicy fruits.

How to Choose the Perfect Tomato

Tomatoes are one of the most vital and versatile vegetables (OK, fruits) to have around, but they can also be hard to check for quality. How can we know whether the tomato we're buying is going to be a juicy treat or a flavorless disappointment?

10 Ways to Cook a Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes are one of the healthiest foods you can add to your diet. But, like anything, they can get boring if they're prepared the same way every time you eat them. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to spice them up.

Why is a tomato called a love apple?

How does a food associated with cannibalism and believed to be toxic become known as the love apple? Whether you say "tomato" or "tomahto," we have the answer.

5 Tips for Keeping Vegetables Fresh

When times are tough, dining out is often one of the first sacrifices we'll make for our personal budget, opting to eat meals at home instead. But when food rots before we can eat it, we're not helping our budgetary bottom line.

Sliced, diced or whole tomatoes - which should you use when?

Tomatoes are wonderfully versatile when it comes to preparation. They can be stewed, stuffed, baked, broiled, pureed, pickled, deviled, glazed, grilled and fried. But how do you match the tomato to the meal?

Image Gallery: International Tomato Dishes

Tomatoes are a versatile fruit that can be consumed raw, turned into various sauces and even drinks. Learn some new and creative ways to use this delicious annual fruit.

Heirloom Tomato Pictures

There are countless varieties of heirloom tomatoes. They come in all colors, shapes and sizes. Check out these pictures of heirloom tomatoes.

Pumpkin Patch Pictures

Autumn is a beautiful time of year when a crisp coolness fills the air. So bundle up and visit a pumpkin patch or get lost in a corn maze. It's time to enjoy all that mother nature has to offer.