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People often ask is tomato fruit or vegetable?

People often ask is  tomato  fruit or  vegetable?

What are your feelings about this: is  tomato a fruit or a vegetable?

Tomatoes contain lots of vitamin A and C. Always stick to eating raw tomatoes if you are looking for more Vitamin C. The redder the tomato, the more beta-carotene it will contain. Cooking will destroy most of vitamin C.

Tomatoes may help to improve your night vision many people struggle with night blindness, so eating tomatoes will definitely help.

Tomatoes also contain potassium and vitamin B which helps to lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol.

Tomatoes are very good for people who suffer with any type of heart problems, and could help prevent strokes, and hearts.

Very red tomatoes contain Lycopene, which helps to prevents, ailments like prostate cancer. It can also reduce the chance of stomach cancer and colorectal cancer.

Lycopene is considered a natural miracle anti-oxidant that may help to stop the growth of cancer cells. Cooked tomatoes produce more lycopene than do raw tomatoes, so enjoy your tomato and onions and that tomato soup!

Tomatoes have a fair amount of vitamin K and calcium, both of which help to strengthen and possibly repair in minor ways bones and bone tissue.

Eating tomatoes without the seeds may also lessen the risk of gallstones and kidney stones

Tomatoes also have plenty of the mineral chromium, which helps diabetics to keep their blood sugar level under control.

Did you know that with all the vitamin A in tomatoes it is also good for keeping the hair strong and shiny, and is good for your eyes, teeth, skin and bones.

I have a stomach ulcer and cannot eat tomatoes very often, they are somehow to acidic for my system.

I am not saying that if you have a stomach ulcer that you should not eat tomatoes, but to test how your body reacts when eating them.

Tomatoes do contain lots of vitamin A and C, these vitamins act as an anti-oxidant, helping to reduce the dangerous free radicals that cause the cell damage.

 

When people ask is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable? I have to be honest and say: I class tomatoes as a vegetable, but I know that it is really classed as fruit.

I love my green salads, and cannot imagine my salads without the tomatoes. Have a super day further.

Kathy Atkinson

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