Tomatoes - High in Vitamin C and a Powerful Antioxidant

It was just few years ago that I love eating tomatoes. I do not like the taste of it before. But now I really love it. I always want to have tomatoes every meal. I like it when it raw and sprinkled with a little salt. This article below is very informative.
Until the 1800s, tomatoes were thought to be poisonous. Today they are known to contain more Vitamin C than oranges and to contain lycopene (the red pigment) which, some research suggests, may have twice the power of the well-known antioxidant beta carotene.
As a general rule, food is better eaten raw rather than cooked. But in the case of tomatoes, raw and cooked are both better! Want the vitamin C benefits? Then eat them raw. If you want the antioxidant benefits then you need your tomatoes cooked or at least heated. And yes, tomatoes are a rare case in which (for antioxidant reasons) saucing and canning also improves them.
One last thing - much of the good is in the red. So eat your tomatoes very ripe and very red.

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