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18 Facts About Tomatoes

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Jeanh, Sep 9, 2015.

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    With the help of Keri Gans, registered dietitian and author of Please or Register to view links, here are some fascinating facts about this powerful piece of produce:

    1. Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C, Please or Register to view links, vitamin K, potassium, and Please or Register to view links.
    2. Tomatoes grown organically have higher levels of vitamin C than conventionally grown versions, according to a 2013 Please or Register to view links.
    3. Because of their high antioxidant capacity, tomatoes can help to strengthen our immune system, protect against cardiovascular disease, and prevent against certain cancers, according to Gans.
    4. Cooking increases the antioxidant content in tomatoes, including boosting the amount of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that lowers the risk of cancer and heart disease, according to a Cornell University Please or Register to view links.
    5. Eating a diet rich in tomatoes may help reduce *phcorner* cancer risk, according to a 2014 Please or Register to view links published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
    6. Guys also reap the benefits: Men who eat over 10 portions a week of tomatoes have an 18 percent lower risk of developing prostate cancer, according to a 2014 Please or Register to view links.
    7. Skip tomatoes if you have gout (a painful form of arthritis): Recent Please or Register to view links shows that tomatoes may trigger flare ups in some people.
    8. One medium tomato is only 22 calories.
    9. Scientifically speaking, tomatoes are a fruit since they fall under the Please or Register to view links of a fruit: developed from the ovary in the base of a flower and contain the seeds of the plant.
    10. It’s best to store tomatoes on your countertop rather than your fridge, which can make them mealy, according to the Please or Register to view links.
    11. Once you cut a tomato, that’s the time to place it in the fridge, which will slow down the growth of harmful bacteria.
    12. Please or Register to view links are working on breeding tomatoes that are richer in antioxidants, taste better, and last longer before spoiling.
    13. Ripe tomatoes should be a deep red color and firm to the touch, but yield to pressure when you squeeze them.
    14. You can also tell that they’re ripe if they have a sweet aroma around the stem point, according to Gans.
    15. You should toss a tomato if it starts to soften and there’s liquid emerging from it or if mold begins to grow on it.
    16. The world’s biggest tomato fight, Please or Register to view links, involves 150,000 tomatoes and is held each year in Buñol, Spain.
    17. Tomato juice is the official beverage of the state of Please or Register to view links, going back to 1965.
    18. Although varieties of tomatoes are available year round, true tomato season is from June through September in the U.S., so get the freshest ones while you can
     
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