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Take advantage of fresh tomatoes in your cooking and salads

20 Sep

I am reaping tomatoes that I have not sown. A few plants started growing on my composting heap and I am beginning to reap it.  Some consider this a fruit and others a vegetable. Whatever it is just eat as much as you can while it is in season. Tomatoes are really high in all kinds of nutrients that sustains the body well.

Tomatoes are at the height of their season from summer to fall. During these months, farmers’ markets boast an abundance of juicy, sun-ripened tomatoes by the barrel or basket. And if the tasteof this colorful fruit isn’t enough to sway you, consider this: Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, a powerful carotenoid that may help to prevent heart disease and cancer, especially prostate cancer.  Go for it.

I am heading out this Saturday to the Farmer’s Market to buy even more so that I can freeze some.

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