Health benefits of tomatoes



Tomato benefits for skin


It does not matter whether you have fresh or canned tomatoes fruits: in the family of vegetables is tomato in any form the most powerful weapon against harmful sun rays. Take advantage of its beneficial properties.

Tomatoes are rich in antioxidants, which help the skin to adapt to UV radiation. Well-known health guru Dr. Oz, recommends one tablespoon of tomato paste per day for several months before a major exposure to the sun.

In addition to lycopene tomatoes include a whole series of other nutrients with antioxidant properties like vitamin C and A, which neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals.

Here are some tomatoes recipes

Tomato Jam

  • 1 kg ripe tomatoes
  • 600 g sugar
  • a glass of rum

Immerse tomatoes in boiling water and then remove their skin and stems. Add whole tomatoes and remaining ingredients into a bowl. Cook to the desired density, mash and pour into decorative jars.

Stuffed Tomatoes

  • 8 tomatoes
  • 250 g of tuna
  • 20 g bread crumbs
  • 20 ml olive oil
  • parsley
  • olive oil for the pan
  • salt
  • pepper

Carve out tomatoes and fill them with tuna, which you added salt, pepper and crushed with a fork. From bread crumbs, olive oil and chopped parsley make a mixture and cover stuffed tomatoes. Bake 20 minutes in an oven, preheated to 200 degrees Celsius.

White tomato soup

  • 4 large tomatoes
  • 1.8 liters of water
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • peel of one orange and orange juice ½
  • tablespoon of olive oil
  • a small bay leaf
  • parsley twig
  • coarse salt

Immerse tomatoes in boiling water and then remove their skin. Add whole tomatoes and remaining ingredients and season. Cook over low heat, so that half of liquid evaporates. Be careful not to degrade tomatoes. Strain the soup through a gauze. Serve with chopped dried figs.

Cherry tomatoes with prawns

  • 400 g tomatoes
  • 100 g shrimp
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • olive oil
  • thyme
  • salt
  • pepper

Immerse tomatoes in boiling water and then remove their skin and stems. Coat pan with olive oil and sprinkle with a garlic. Arrange tomatoes on the baking dish. Pour all over a little olive oil, salt, pepper and sprinkle with thyme. Bake 15 minutes in an oven preheated to 200 degrees Celsius. Towards the end of cooking add the cleaned and spicy shrimp. Bake for three to five minutes.

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