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The Biography of Tomatoes - HC
The Biography of Tomatoes - HC
The Biography of Tomatoes - HC
9780778724940 | In Stock
Fruit or vegetable? Poisonous or �love apple’? A staple of South America, the tomato made its way to Europe through conquest and trade where it was considered poisonous for hundreds of years. Eventually disproved, tomatoes became known there as love apples. This fact-filled new book describes the tomato’s history and how tomatoes have become a major part of our diet, whether uncooked or in sauces, pizzas, curries, and condiments. Interesting facts include
• how ancient South Americans began to cultivate the wild tomato
• the tomato’s spread from South America all over the world
• the tomato’s connection to folktales about werewolves
• why today’s commercial farm-grown tomato is seven times less nutritious than a tomato grown 50 years ago
• the harvesting, processing, and marketing of tomatoes and tomato products Teacher’s guide available.

Reading Level: Gr. 5
Interest Level: Gr. 3-6
Guided Reading Level: R
Binding: Hardcover
Series: How Did That Get Here?
Author(s): Adrianna Morganelli

Size: 8 ½″ × 11″
No. of Pages: 32
Index Included: Yes
Glossary Included: Yes

ATOS: 7.5
Dewey: 635
Lexile: Not Available at this time.
Copyright: 2007

The Biography of Tomatoes

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