Tomato or tomaato, however you may pronounce it, I am a joyous base for Indian curries and come with my own tangy flavour which is a boon to a plethora of cuisines. I have given a lot to mankind other than ketchup & bloody marys. Pizzas wouldn’t be a scrumptious treat without the perfect tomato sauce, salads seem incomplete without a juicy slice of me and bad performances would’ve never ended if no one picked me up and hurled it on the stage. I got plenty of health benefits up my sleeve. Check 'em out
I contain a high level of lycopene, which is a substance that is used in some of the more pricy facial cleansers that are available for purchase over-the-counter. My high levels of lycopene work to reduce your chances of developing prostate, colorectal and stomach cancer. I contain a considerable amount of calcium and Vitamin K, which are essential in strengthening and performing minor repairs on the bones as well as the bone tissue. Coumaric acid and chlorogenic, two of my constituents work to protect the body from carcinogens that are produced from cigarette smoke. I contain a great deal of Vitamin A and Vitamin C, which along with beta-carotene work as antioxidants to neutralize harmful free radicals in the blood. Because of the Vitamin B and potassium in me, they are effective in reducing cholesterol levels and lowering blood pressure. My de-seeded version has been proven in some studies to reduce the risk of kidney stones.