Prevent summer cold with grape tomato containing 3 times more lycopene than normal tomato!
Normal Tomato (100 g) Grape Tomato (100 g)
Lycopene 30.3 mg 91.9 mg
Carotene 540 mg 960 mg
Vitamin B2 0.02 mg 0.05 mg
Dietary Fiber 1.0 mg 1.4 mg
Vitamin C 15 mg 32 mg
Lycopene has strong antioxidant effect. Oxidization is rusting of the body. Lycopene prevent the body from rusting. Oxidization is loss of electron and lycopene eats substances which steal electrons.
Lycopene has effect to suppress development of cancer.
According to a research in Harvard university and others, people taking a lot of lycopene has less risk of development of prostate cancer compared to people taking a little.
Dietary fiber contained a lot in grape tomato is not only good for constipation but also good to strengthen immune system.
Q3. Which can enrich nutrition of grape tomato most?
(A) Eat after chopping (B) Eat as it is
A3. (A) Eat after chopping
The skin of grape tomato is thick. Chopping grape tomato makes nutrition easy to be absorbed. The cell wall is damaged by chopping and nutrition comes out. That makes the nutrition easy to be absorbed.
Q4. Which can enrich the nutrition of grape tomato most?
(A) Salt (B) Olive oil
A4. (B) Olive oil
Lycopene is oil soluble and is absorbed easily when eating with oil. It is recommended to mix grape tomato with olive oil after chopping because olive oil coats the nutrition preventing oxidization. Lycopene is absorbed in the small intestine. Coating of olive oil protects lycopene from stomach acid.
Store Tomato in Room temperature
Tomato is originally grown in warm countries, so it is better to store them in room temperature. Storing in room temperature makes tomato more mature, making them sweeter and more nutritious. It is recommended to store in room temperature for 2 to 3 days in summer and for about 7 days in winter.
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