by Organic Fruits (TH)
Tomato is considered both, a fruit and vegetable and forms an integral part of worldwide. Daily consumption of tomatoes provides a great boost to health, along with improving the flavour of food. One of the richest sources of lycopene, a carotenoid and antioxidant that is highly effective in scavenging cancer causing free radicals. Lycopene defends against cancer and has been shown to be particularly effective in fighting prostate cancer, cervical cancer, stomach and rectum as well as pharynx and breast cancers, according to studies published by the Harvard School of Public Health. The riper the tomato, the higher the level of lycopene. It also contains abundant vitamins A and C and potassium, as well as iron. Potassium plays a vital role in maintaining nerve health and iron is essential for maintaining normal blood health. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that promotes healthy skin.