Product Description: The tomato is related to the potato, capsicum and eggpalnt.It is botanically a fruit, but generally used as a vegetable. It has an edible skin, very juicy flesh and small edible seeds.
The healthy good looks of a fresh, red ripe tomato are not just skin deep. Tomatoes are packed with health promoting vitamins and disease fighting phytochemicals, in particular lycopene. Tomatoes are also a source of fiber, have almost no sodium and fat and, like all vegetables, have no cholesterol. All this great nutrition for a mere 35 calories per medium tomato.
Nutrition- An excellent source of vitamin C, a useful source of vitamin E, with some vitamin A and dietry fibre. 55kj per 100g
The tomato contains lycopene, one of a family of food pigments called carotenoids which occur naturally in fruits and vegetables. Lycopene is what gives tomatoes their red colour and it is also a proven antioxidant. Antioxidants are a group of vitamins, minerals, and plant substances which play a key role in protecting our bodies from the damage that can cause serious illness, particularly heart disease and cancer. Once absorbed into the body, lycopene helps prevent and repair cell damage caused by free radical formation and oxidation.
Uses- Fresh Tomatoes are an ideal salad vegetable, served sliced or cut in wedges, either alone or in combination with lettuce, asparagus, celery, cucumbers and onions. It is a standard item in sandwiches, delectable in soups, stews and casseroles and the base for many delightful sauces and dressings. They also make an excellent hot side vegetable and fantastic when used in traditional Italain cooking
Storage- Ripen at room temperature then store in the refrigerator crisper.
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