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tomato - Tomato is the sign of love
@2babita (1074)
India
October 6, 2007 10:50am CST
Do you know that TOMATO is the sign of love?
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14 responses
@carol_m (709)
• Philippines
11 Oct 07
I guess that has something to do with the extravagant beliefs and legends about the properties of tomato. In the 1500's and in the 1600's, tomato was believed to have aphrodisiac and exciting effects; and for this reason tomato was used in magic potions by the alchemists at that time. This also explains the reason of the names tomato had in the past in the many languages: in English - love apple, in French - pomme d'amour, in German - Libesapfel, in Italian - pomo d'oro; definitions of which are all connected to love. As legends had it, men in France commonly give little plant of tomato to women as a sign of love.
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@fineartist (1217)
• United States
6 Oct 07
No, I had no idea about this.
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@CEN7777 (858)
• India
6 Oct 07
I have heared so many things about tomato; Tomato can improve skin texture and colour. Tomato is a good blood purifier. Tomato helps in case of congestion of lever as well as dissolving galstones. Tomato is natural antiseptic and reduce blood colestrol and thus prevent heart disease. Vitamin K in tomatos can help to prevent hemorrhages. Tomato contain lycopene whic is powerfull antioxidant which can also fight cancer cells. BUT I NEVER KNOW THAT TOMATO IS THE SIGN OF LOVE. IF YOU KNOW PLS TELL ME.
@2babita (1074)
• India
6 Oct 07
Well my friend I read this in my son;s science book -published by Oxford-I know nothing beyond this.Thanks for your response.
@CEN7777 (858)
• India
6 Oct 07
any thanks 2babita.
@monty24 (154)
• India
23 Nov 07
No I did not know that thanks for giving the information.
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
14 Nov 07
Really? Is this because the tomato looks like a heart? Can i say then that I tomato you. LOL.
@youless (93655)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Nov 07
I don't know it at all. Perhaps the tomato is red so that it stands for love?
@swatig (1187)
• India
12 Oct 07
From which point of view, you are saying that Tomato is the sign of love.Instead Tomato work as puriffer for your body.I heard the pink as sign of love not any vegatable. Cheers, Swatig
@navtech (1776)
• India
9 Oct 07
Dear 2babita, it is really a news to me. Thank for the information. Thanks
@thefuture (1750)
• Nigeria
8 Oct 07
Hi 2babita! I never knew tomato is a sign of love because I have never heard of it in the school, community or anywhere. Also, I have heard those who are involve in relationship pronounce it. Thanks
@dbhattji (2507)
• India
8 Oct 07
I love tomatoes but how are sign of love? and love for whome?
@bagumbayan (2707)
• Philippines
8 Oct 07
I didnt know about that, how come. Do I have to say that all the fruits and vegetables that we have are all sign of love?
@kaplya (1578)
• India
7 Oct 07
no who said that?;) but i guess i have heard it somewhere that at the start of last century it was considered something like that, but am not sure!
• India
6 Oct 07
I had come to know about this now only,i want to say from you only.But why is there any ingredient which increases the love in you or just as it is red in colour and red is the sign of love.So in this way you are saying that tomato is the sign of love?
@gexi1987 (329)
• China
6 Oct 07
what?why?i heared that tomato was once considered as a poisonous and jarpeodized vegetable,unless some one who is very brave to taste and claim them eatable and delicious. do they have some anecdote related to love?