Tomatoes

tomatoes

  • Tomatoes are our major source of dietary lycopene, an antioxidant that fights heart disease and may help to prevent prostate cancer
  • Salicylates, contained mostly in the seeds, have an anticoagulant effect and the peel is richer in nutrients than the flesh
  • Lycopene is more active in cooked tomatoes than raw and is better absorbed if eaten with a little oil. Perfect for a salad dressed with olive oil
  • If you are eating them raw, they taste much better at room temperature than straight out of the fridge
  • Lots of fibre to keep your gut healthy
tomatoes

Homegrown varieties

Tomato and mozzarella salad

Tomato and mozzarella salad

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