There are more than 300 different varieties of tomatoes commercially grown in Ontario. To make it easier, those 300 can be grouped into the following categories:
Popular Ontario field tomato varieties include Sunrise, Pik Rite, Mountain Pride, Pilgrim, Red Star and Ultra-sweet.
One medium tomato has 25 calories; it's a good source of Vitamin C and a source of Vitamin A and folacin.
The tomato originated in South America in pre-Columbian times and eventually became a staple in the Mexican diet. But for much of its history in North America and Europe, it was considered an ornamental plant; eating it was thought to be distasteful if not unhealthy.
In the 1800's it began to be used to make sauces and soups, but it wasn't until the 1900's that the tomato gained full international acceptance.