Raised Bed Gardening Blog

Tomatoes!

Created on Wednesday, 27 February 2013 10:03

3 best reasons to eat tomatoes!
1) Low in calories
2) Excellent source of Vitamin C, and provides vitamins A & K, as well as potassium, manganese, and fiber
3) Source of lycopene, which is a carotenoid that gives tomatoes their color. Researchers have linked lycopene with a lowered risk of heart disease and cancer, as well as lowering high cholesterol.
To get the full benefits of tomatoes, including their anti-cancer potential, carotenoids are better absorbed when lightly cooked and paired with olive oil. 
I guess the fourth best reason is that they're FREE when you grow them yourselves in your own garden or Grow Y'own bed, and the most life force you get out of them is when you pick them and eat them within the first 30 minutes!