During the summer one of the most common vegetable plants that always occupy an important place at the table is tomato, which in addition to being delicious is also a medicinal vegetable. It is one of the most used products for nutrition used fresh, in the form juice or as addition to dishes.
Tomato is used in numerous ways. Fresh or cut into pieces and mixed in salads – tomatoes are always delicious. Their flavor is unique in nature and improves the taste of any food that is cooked. You can also make juice, soup, puree, sauce and ketchup.
The recent scientific studies have shown that people who regularly consume tomatoes (solanum lycopersicum) have a lower risk of developing cardiovascular and malignant diseases and other chronic diseases. Lycopene in tomatoes offers protection from the occurrence of atherosclerosis, heart attack and improves the overall condition of the body.
Tomatoes are rich in vitamins (C, B, and K) and mineral salts (potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium and iron) and is certainly one of the best healthy foods.