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Imagine the delicious taste of fresh tomato in salads, cooked dishes or as tomato based sauces in your pasta dishes. It is an essential ingredient in your menu!
In addition to its luscious taste and shining, appealing color, the redder and riper the tomato, the more beneficial it is for your body. Why? Simply because the darker the colour, the richer it is in a natural anti-oxidant called lycopene.
What is lypocene?
Lypocene is the pigment that gives tomatoes their redness. Being a powerful antioxidant, it helps protect body cells from harmful environmental factors such as smoking, pollution and harmful sunrays, in addition it could contribute to:
Tomatoes are also rich in vitamins and minerals!
Eating one medium tomato a day can give you 25% of your body’s needs of vitamin C, 20% of your vitamin A requirements and 1 to 2 grams of fiber for a healthy digestive system. Additionally, it is a good source of potassium.
Here are few simple tips to enjoying all the benefits of tomatoes:
Remember that lycopene absorption in the body increases when the tomatoes are cooked, so don’t hesitate to add fresh tomatoes in your cooking. Bon appetite!
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