Thursday, 27 August 2009

Tomato


Tomato contains lycopene (the red pigment in tomato). This pigment is a powerful antioxidant that helps in fighting cancer. Tomato is a natural antiseptic therefore it can help protect against various infections. Tomato has a great taste; it can be eaten raw in form of salads .Tomato puree is used to prepare many dishes.

Tomato contains nutrients like vitamin A, C, K, fiber, carbohydrate, potassium, iron, lycopene (an antioxidant) and some amounts of phosphorus and sulfur.

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