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Tomato

The tomato is the edible berry of the plant Solanum lycopersicum, commonly known as a tomato plant. The species originated in western South America and Central America.

Benefits

1. Source of the antioxidant lycopene, which has been linked to many health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer
2. Great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K

Myths

Tomatoes should be refrigerated. Refrigeration will actually break down the tomato, leaving it to lose its firm composure and tastes less sweet.

Best Cooking Method

Tomatoes can be broiled, roasted, stewed, sautéed, fried, and cooked in other food dishes. After cooking, tomatoes can be eaten on their own as a side dish or appetizer. They can also be added to sauces, soups, stews and other savory dishes.