INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT TOMATOES
Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin K. They are also a very good source of molybdenum, potassium, manganese, dietary fiber, chromium, and vitamin B1. In addition, tomatoes are a good source of vitamin B6, folate, copper, niacin, vitamin B2, magnesium, iron, pantothenic acid, phosphorous, vitamin E and protein.
Lycopene from tomatoes has been repeatedly studied in humans and found to be protective against a growing list of cancers, including colorectal, prostate, breast, endometrial, lung, and pancreatic cancers.
For the most Lycopene, always choose organic in tomatoes,juice, ketchup,sauces or paste.
A tomato grown in a hothouse has half the vitamin C content as a vine-ripened tomato.
Lycopene in cooked tomatoes has been found to be more bioavailable than raw tomatoes.
In order to absorb nutrients from a tomato, you need to eat your tomatoes with a little bit of fat, so, put aside the low fat dressing as this will not help absorb nutrients from tomato.
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This information is not designed as or intended to be used as medical diagnosis or advice. Patients should consult their physicians about diagnosis and treatment.