Tomatoes are also low in calories, so you can include them in your weight loss diet (low-fat or low-carb), and they contain fiber, which is good for your digestive system. Raw tomatoes contain more vitamin C, but cooked or processed tomatoes concentrates the amount of lycopene.
Serving TomatoesAdd slices of fresh tomatoes to sandwiches and salads, or serve them as a salad with basil, mozzarella cheese, balsamic vinaigrette and olive oil. Or try one of these recipes:
- Fresh Salsa
- Heirloom Tomato Salad
- Quick Broiled Tomatoes With Parmesan Cheese
- Gazpacho With Tomatoes, Cucumbers, and Peppers
- Whole Baked Tomatoes
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