Belati Begun, Tok Begun, Tometo; Khattabaioon (Chittagong).
Cultivated throughout the country.
The tomato is grown worldwide for its edible fruits, with thousands of cultivars
Botanical Description 9
The plant is viscidly pubescent annual herb, height is 1 m tall. Leaves of this plant are 30 cm long; imparipinnate, lyrate or sometimes slightly lobed. Flowers are small, 1.5-1.7 cm across, yellow in
Common Ethnobotanical Use 10
No conclusive evidence indicates that the lycopene in tomatoes or in supplements affects the onset of cardiovascular diseases or cancer.
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