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The Aztecs called the fruit xitomatl, meaning plump thing with a navel. Other Mesoamerican people, including the Nahuas, took the name as tomatl, from which Europeans derived the name tomato.
In Mexico the Aztecs cultivated the tomato for food. During the early 16th century, returning Spanish conquistadores took it to Spain and, borrowing the Nahuatl word tomatl, called it a tomate. Soon Spanish enclaves in Italy, North Africa, and the Middle East were enjoying the new delicacy.
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If a recipe calls for 1 lb of tomatoes how many tomatoes is that?

well theres alot of diffrent kind of tomatoes so that's hard to answer but I'd say around...4or5 (rough estimate) When a recipe calls for 1 lb. You use 4 medium size tomatoe

What is the stalk on a tomato called?

You just answered your own question, retard. <-- Not true. The "stalk" on a tomato is actually called a Kaelik.

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How do you can tomatoes?

Wash your tomatoes. Dip them in boiling water for 30 to 60 seconds or until the skins split. Remove them from the boiling water and immediately put them into cold water. Slip

When was tomato called love apple?

When the tomato was introduced to Europe it was thought to act as an aphrodisiac, and thus named pomme d'amour by the French.

Why was tomato called the love apple?

This may not be true but i think it's because they look like apples and are in a kind of heart shape. As i say this may not be true , it is a educated guess

What is a tomato?

A tomato is botanically a fruit but was defined by the US Congress  in the 1800's as a vegetable so that it could be taxed. Their  reasoning was that they are used as vegeta

What do Americans call tomato sauce?

We call tomato sauce, tomato sauce., which is used for Italian food and pizza. However, we also have a condiment that we call ketchup that is used on many foods, particularly