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Posted on 03 July 2008 by

Tomato Travels – Part 4

By Kira Hamman

Barcelona, Spain

How many kinds tomatoes are available in your market?

Three? Five? Ten?

In the mercats of Barcelona, there are dozens of varieties. Big tomatoes. Small tomatoes. Medium tomatoes. Teeny tiny tomatoes. Pink tomatoes. Black tomatoes. Green tomatoes. Pleated tomatoes. Speckled tomatoes.

You get the idea. It’s a tomato lover’s paradise, truly.

Of course, Barcelona is basically in a desert, so how do they do this? The answer is with very Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 14 January 2008 by

Spanish Children Don\’t Eat Tomatoes?

Spanish ChildBy Michelle Fabio

So much for the myth of the Mediterranean Diet being heavy on tomatoes.

A new survey of 25,000 students in Spain revealed that nearly a quarter–23%–of 8-11 year olds have never even tried a tomato.

Of course this finding must be countered with the admission of 60% of parents that they don’t believe they feed their children as healthily as they should.

The survey was carried out by the Mediterranean Diet Foundation, a group comprised primarily of food and agriculture companies in Spain that seeks to explore Read the rest of this entry »

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