Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Good for the health benefits of Tomatoes

In the land of England, estimated tomatoes brought by the explorers such as Cortez or Columbus from Peru. Initially, the original Aztec name xitomatl fruit or fruit swirling fat because of alleged poisonous fruit similar to the Belladonna plant. Belladonna Nightshade plants include plants having a black colored fruits and deadly, including the leaves and stems.

Gradually finally trusted tomato plants can be eaten and is technically considered a fruit because it contains the seeds, but some people think of tomatoes as vegetables because the stems, leaves, or roots of plants can also be eaten. Now more than 10 000 varieties available, from the small size of about five millimeters in the named tomatoes until tomatoes Ponderosa Tomberries weighing more than 1.5 kilograms. The colors are also varied yellow, pink, purple, black, red and even white.

Believed to contain rich tomato lycopene, an antioxidant that proved good for the heart and effectively treat prostate, lung and stomach cancer. The most red-colored tomatoes are also believed to contain the highest usefulness. However, some health experts recommend eating cooked tomatoes are better than raw, because cooking process is able to break the cell wall and release the chemicals contained therein

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