Newest Review: ... a strong flavour. **In conclusion** I love my tomatoes, I find them pretty easy to grow and they bring me pleasure as well as a healthy ... more
Stuff your face!
Member Name: berrydelight
Advantages: There are just so good for!
Disadvantages: Processed makes containing hidden sugar/salt
I love tomatoes but my obsession is really only a recent thing as my tastebuds have developed as I became older and the memories of the cartoon featuring killer tomatoes have subsided.
My favourite way to eat them is hot. There is honestly nothing better than some oven roasted on the vine tomatoes packed full of flavour which seems to transform into sweet gooeyness as soon as they are cooked. I serve them with poached eggs for a delicious, nutritious weekend breakfast.
Not only do they taste good but they have some seriously good things going for them.
Packed with vitamin A, C and E not to mention the nutrient of the moment Lycopene (more on this little character later!) but also potassium and calcium.
Lycopene is particularly special, it turns the tomatoes that fantastic, vivid red colour and has been proven to help in cancer prevention and most importantly heart disease! No I no expert but if that isn't a reason to eat more I don't know what is. Lycopene is best absorbed by the body when the tomatoes are cooked and research suggests that when put with olive oil the body absorbs it better. Maybe that is the reason the Mediterranean way of life is so beneficial!
Not only that but at 14calories per 100g they are great for (but watch out for hidden salt and sugar is buying ready processed).
Apparently although I cannot verify this one tomato juice is fantastic for getting rid of the smell of skunk....hmm I find avoiding skunks all together the most effective method J
So the moral is eat more, grow you own if you can and if you cant buy British (studies have shown they contain more lycopene than the imported counterparts.)
Summary: The British Tomatoe is a humble food packed with amazing qualities!
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