6 Reasons Tomatoes are the Perfect Fruit

Healthier Living

Not only are tomatoes delicious, but there are many health reasons to eat tomatoes. Check out these six reason you should eat more tomatoes:

  1. Did you know tomatoes contain large amounts of vitamin C? They provide 15-30% per serving of your daily value.
  2. Tomatoes also contain a good portion of your daily value of vitamin A, potassium and iron.
  3. Tomatoes contain lycopene, which give them their red color. Research suggests that lycopene acts as an antioxidant and can help people stay active even in old age.
  4. Recent studies conducted by Harvard researchers, have suggested that lycopene can even help prevent cancer. The study discovered that men who consumed 10 servings of tomato sauce a week (or about 10 slices of pizza) can cut the risk of developing prostate cancer by an impressive 45%!
  5. Cooking tomatoes in olive oil allows your body to better absorb the lycopene within. Tomatoes also don’t lose any of their nutritional value during processing.
  6. Freshly packaged tomatoes, like those we make, have actually been found to have a higher lycopene content than garden tomatoes.