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The tomato is the edible, red fruit of the species Solanum Lycopersicum, commonly known as a tomato plant.

The species comes from the South American Andes and its use as a food originated in Mexico and was spread throughout the world after the Spanish colonization of the Americas.

The tomato is a nutrient-dense superfood that is very beneficial for your body.
Tomatoes are the fourth most popular fresh vegetable after the potatoes, lettuce, and the onions.

Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C, fiber, potassium, and other antioxidants.
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Peppers are native to Mexico, Central America, and northern South America. Pepper seeds were imported to Spain in 1493 and then spread through Europe and Asia.
The mild bell pepper cultivar was developed in the 1920s, in Szeged, Hungary.

Prehistoric remains in Peru show that peppers existed then, and they were cultivated in Central and South America in very early times. Columbus brought them to Europe in 1493, and they were quickly adopted and cultivated. In fact, it was the Europeans that gave peppers their name.

Bell peppers, the most commonly used species of pepper belong to the species Capsicum. Capsicum annuum, one group of the Capsicum species, accounts for most of the varieties grown.

All peppers are rich in vitamins A, C, and K, but red peppers are simply bursting with them. Red peppers are a good source of the carotenoid called lycopene.Green peppers are harvested earlier before they have a chance to turn yellow, orange, and then red. Compared to green bell peppers, the red ones have almost 11 times more beta-carotene and 1.5 times more vitamin C.
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Cabbage was most likely grown somewhere in Europe before 1000 BC, although cabbages were not developed until the 16th century AD.

By the Middle Ages, cabbage had become a prominent part of European cuisine and it was the main ingredient in many recipes.

Cabbage (comprising several cultivars of Brassica oleracea) is a leafy green, red (purple), or white (pale green) biennial plant grown as an annual vegetable crop for its dense-leaved heads.

Cabbage heads are generally picked during the first year of the plant’s life cycle, but plants intended for seed are allowed to grow a second year and must be kept separate from other cole crops to prevent crosspollination.
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Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) is a widely cultivated plant in the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae. The cucumber is believed to be native to India, and evidence indicates that it has been cultivated in Western Asia for 3,000 years.

The cucumber is also listed among the foods of ancient Ur and the legend of Gilgamesh describes people eating cucumbers. Some sources also state that it was produced in ancient Thrace, and it is certainly part of modern cuisine in Bulgaria and Turkey, parts of which make up that ancient state.

Cucumbers are an annual vine and common vegetable grown for its crisp, green fruit.  It’s most well known for its use in salads and pickling.  Its vining nature lends itself to vertical spaces and, if given proper soil and water, can be an incredibly prolific addition to your vegetable garden.

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