Tomatoes

  • The nutritional heavy hitter we hear about with tomatoes is the lycopene that is particularly abundant near the skin of the tomato. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant and is thought to be more easily absorbed by our bodies when cooked with certain oils, such as olive oil.
  • In their raw state, tomatoes have significant levels of Vitamins A and C. Cooked tomatoes have this and more: Vitamin E, potassium, calcium, and folic acid.
  • A medium-sized tomato is thought to have approximately the same amount of fiber as a slice of whole wheat bread and only has about 35 calories! Bring it on!!
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