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Q. Is it true that tomato seeds, eggplant seeds and the like are prone to causing appendicitis? Is it true that eating tomato with the seeds, eggplant with the seeds and the like are prone to causing appendicitis? Thanks again guys. You're all great.

A. No. Things with seeds are irritants to a condition called diverticulitis where pockets in the intestines become inflamed. the seeds sort of deposit there and become infected. Appendicitis is just an inflammation of your appendix plain and simple, no particular cause is really pinpointed.

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Positioned as "family packs of individual portions," the blends include peppers, courgettes, egg-plant and onions grown locally.
Add tomatoes (with juice), egg-plant, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and 1/2 cup water and bring to a simmer.
Egg-plant, otherwise known as aubergine (Solanum melongena), is a close relative of the tomato, and just as satisfying to grow.