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Did You Know: Tomatoes
It's tomato season and we're stocking multiple varieties of mixed grape, plums and classic rounds. Whether your making sandwiches, simmering sauce or just snacking, tomatoes are really good for you. Find out why our summertime favorite is so healthy!
The tomato is one of the healthiest salad foods because it contains lycopene, which offers protection from some cancers and compounds to help prevent blood clots.
Tomatoes are a major source of dietary lycopene, a carotene antioxidant that fights heart disease and may help prevent cancer. Tomatoes also have a anticoagulant effect because of the salicylates contained in them. They also contain several other antioxidants including vitamin C, quercetin, lutein. Tomatoes are low in calories but high potassium and contain useful amounts of fiber.
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Reference: 100 Best health Foods, Eat This Not That, Cooking Light What to Eat
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