Tomato is an essential part of Mediterranean cuisine. It is rich in vitamins A, C and K and loaded with lycopene, an antioxidant good for the heart and fighting some cancers, especially prostate one. When cooked, tomato releases more lycopene and therefore is more effective for fighting cancer when consumed in this form. It is good for diabetes management and digestion due to its fiber content. Since it helps burn fat, it is on everyday food list for those trying to lose weight and is very low in calories. Oh, and don’t forget that it pairs well with vodka. Bloody Mary anyone?

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Tomato is technically a fruit and in Italian its name means ‘golden apple’ (pomodoro).

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