Friday, March 9, 2012

Totally Terrific Tomatoes.... Tomato Time!

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We love tomatoes! Have you ever thought of the many ways in which we enjoy them? Soups, salads, pasta - the list is endless!

This versatile vegetable can be eaten raw, cooked, as a sauce… and it remains packed with flavor in all its forms.

With their beautiful red color, they can also brighten up any dish!

In fact, their color comes from lycopene, an antioxidant that's found in tomatoes, that has also several health benefits, like lowering your risk of cancer.

Can it get any better? Yup!

Bon’App takes a look into the nutrient levels and finds out that a red tomato has only 27 calories! They also have 4 grams of sugar, 7 mg of salt, 2 grams of fiber, 1gram of  protein and no bad fat!   

If that wasn’t enough, tomatoes can be found in several varieties. Check out your local farmers’ market for a variety of tomato choices.  Also, see redtomato.org -  this non-profit helps you get a better tomato from our local farmers to your plate.

Happy healthy eating!

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