The coordinator of Historical and Cultural Memory of Mexico, Eduardo Villegas Megías, pointed out that the tomato, in addition to its nutritional value, is the axis of the flavors of Mexican cuisine, constitutes dishes of international gastronomy and is of fundamental importance for Mexico, all time that the country is one of the largest producers in the world.
At the conference organized in Morelos by the Ministry of Agriculture, he highlighted the importance of naming the tomato, whose word comes from Nahuatl and is present throughout the world. For example, he said, in Russian it is called “tamat”, emphasizing the presence of Nahuatl to name this product.
He highlighted the work of the National Lottery in disseminating the production and consumption of tomatoes: “From the National Lottery, what we find are multiple bridges to the public and it is an extraordinary way of making the fruit visible.”
Celebrate the National Tomato Lottery with a commemorative ticket
The general director of the National Lottery, Margarita González Saravia Calderón, stressed that the commemorative ticket is a recognition of the producers of Morelos, who with effort, organization and dedication guarantee the supply of this essential ingredient to make the dishes that characterize Mexican food.
Accompanied by the Secretary of Agricultural Development of the state of Morelos, Katia Isabel Herrera Quevedo, informed that the tickets of the 1564 Zodiac Draw will be a showcase to spread Our Wealth, the Tomato, in the 12 thousand points of sale in the country that will offer two million 400 thousand pieces, with a cost of 20 pesos, while the series or whole is 400 pesos.
The draw will be held at the “El Moro” Building on Sunday, March 27, at 8:00 p.m., and in this edition there will be a Grand Prize of seven million pesos in a series and a prize pool of 24 million pesos. pesos in prizes, he indicated.
Also participating in the event were the secretary of the National Chamber of the Restaurant and Seasoned Food Industry (Canirac) of Morelos, Harry Nielsen, and the representatives of the Group of Women Producers of Huitchila, Morelos, María del Consuelo Rodríguez Virgen, and the Committee National Product System Tomato, Manuel Cazares Castro.
In addition, an academic discussion was held in which the director general of the National Seed Inspection and Certification Service (SNICS), Leobigildo Córdova Téllez, and specialists from the universities of Guadalajara, Eduardo Rodríguez Guzmán; from the Autonomous University of Chapingo, Juan Enrique Rodríguez Pérez, and from the Autonomous Metropolitan University, Xochimilco campus, Laura Josefina Pérez Flores, as well as the member of the National Tomato Product System Committee, Magnolia Lugo Trinidad.
At the same meeting were the traditional cook from Xochimilco, Nora Lorena Estrada González, and from the Bajío Experimental Field of the National Institute of Forestry, Agricultural and Livestock Research (INIFAP), Enrique González Pérez.