Tomato is usually treated as a vegetable but it is actually a fruit. Cook or a chef normally considers it as a vegetable because of its function as a base of curries and different dishes. Pakistani tomatoes are very well known in international food market and get a good value of their yield. Tomato is greenish when it is not ripe but gradually it becomes red when it becomes ripe.
Tomatoes contain Lycopene which is an essential anti-oxidant that gives the protection against cancerous cell formation and also against other kinds of health problems and diseases.
The redness of the tomatoes is due to the content of Lycopene in it and it is greatly helpful in driving out the wastes and toxins from the body so it can safely be called as a wonderful anti-oxidant fruit.
Lycopene is not produced by the body naturally so it is derived from the tomatoes as the nature has already arranged for the protective measures for the human beings. Other fruits and vegetable also contain lycopene but have a lesser quantity than tomatoes.
Many types of cancers like cervical cancer, prostate cancer, rectal cancer, colon cancer, and cancers of the mouth, stomach, esophagus, pharynx have all been proven to be protected by high levels of Lycopene.
When the products made from tomato are processed with heat their lycopene producing capability even increases so there is no harm using the heat processed tomatoes.
Growing your own tomatoes in your garden is a good idea to get nutrition, ideal time passing and good health. Organic tomatoes grown in your garden are the best alternative to consume the tomatoes grown with the help of fertilizers and chemical inputs and insecticides etc. It is said that Tomatoes tend to form kidney stones but it is for those patients who have uric acid stones but in the case of calcium stones they are not harmful and can be taken in normal quantities.
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