Where do tomatoes originate from?

We spent a long time choosing the tomato blend used in making Kam's Chili Sauce. Our tomatoes are sourced locally in California.

As we are so obsessed with the tomatoes we use in making our award winning chili sauce, here's a few interesting facts about tomatoes:

Tomatoes are native to western South America and Central America. They were first domesticated by the indigenous people of the region, who have been cultivating tomatoes for thousands of years. The ancient Mayans and Aztecs used tomatoes in their cooking, and the fruit was later introduced to Europe by the Spanish explorers in the 16th century. Today, tomatoes are grown in many parts of the world and are a popular ingredient in a wide variety of dishes.