The Health Benefits of Tomatoes

Tomatoes are definitely in the top five of my favourite fruit-egetables, so I have dedicated this post to my red-skinned friends.

What you didn’t know about tomatoes:

  • The tomato probably originated in South America.
  • The tomato plant was assumed to be poisonous in Italy for many years, until peasants who had no alternative tried them and realised how harmless and DELICIOUS they are!
  • Tomato seeds cannot be digested and pass straight through the intestines.
  • Fruit or Vegetable? Wikipedia thinks that since the tomato is the ovary of a fruit plant, it could be called a fruit. But since tomatoes are served as part of a main meal they could be considered a vegetable. Hmmm….
  • Tomato consumption benefits the heart, and is helpful in aiding the prevention of cancer due to the lovely antioxidants within.

Remember – without tomatoes we wouldn’t have smooth-as tomato paste, squirt-on-everything tomato sauce, deliciously sweet cherry tomatoes in salads, and just how BAD would the almighty pizza be without tomatoes?
The Health Benefits of Tomatoes The Health Benefits of Tomatoes Reviewed by Admin on June 30, 2019 Rating: 5

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