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Tomatoes, Good, And Good For You!

Tomato FaceTomatoes contain vitamin C, A, K, and are loaded with Lycopene. Lycopene is a carotenoid. Carotenoids are very potent antioxidants that are especially effective against colorectal, prostate, breast, endometrial, lung, and pancreatic cancers, and reduces your risk of heart disease. How’s that for protection in a small red container. Another benefit of the tomato is Ketchup, Ketchup is also rich in lycopene. The same is true of most Spaghetti Sauces we eat with our pasta. So, all in all, our favorite veggie (fruit) returns a lot of benefits for a little love in the garden.

What’s really amazing is that we all thought the Tomato was poisonous until Colonel Robert Johnson came along in 1820 and ate one on the town hall steps in Salem, NJ. (This is listed in the 1st chapter of  the world famous book, “Tomato 411”)  In summation, we get a lot of bang for the buck with our tomatoes….low calorie….high nutrition…and to make it all even better, it taste great!
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Posted Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 by by admin, under Tomato Nutrition.

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