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You Say Tomato: Test Your Mater Smarts
by Staff
Chances are good that if you haven't eaten something that contains tomatoes today, you'll make up for it tomorrow. Think you know everything about this tasty treat? Then test your tomato smarts in this quiz.

Where were tomatoes likely first domesticated?

  • Southeast Asia
  • Central America
  • Europe

What other produce product is closely related to the tomato?

  • the apple
  • the pear
  • the potato

Are all tomatoes either red or green?

  • yes
  • no, they also come in yellow
  • no, they come in lots of colors

Are tomatoes prone to pathogens?

  • yes
  • no
  • only a couple

Are tomatoes technically fruits, vegetables or both?

  • vegetables
  • fruits
  • both

What U.S. state produces the most tomatoes annually?

  • California
  • Florida
  • Ohio

How many pounds of produce can a typical California tomato truck haul?

  • 10,000 pounds (4,500 kilograms)
  • 25,000 pounds (11,000 kilograms)
  • 50,000 pounds (23,000 kilograms)

Have modern tomatoes been genetically modified?

  • yes
  • no
  • they've been carefully bred for specific traits, but not genetically modified

What antioxidant do tomatoes boast of the most?

  • beta-carotene
  • lycopene
  • lutein

Are tomatoes healthier for you if they're fresh, canned or does it depend on the circumstances?

  • fresh
  • canned
  • depends