Fresh tomatoes in the summertime – is there anything better? I love to use fresh, cooked, and canned tomatoes in my cooking all year round.
Tomatoes are a nutrient-dense food, providing dietary fiber and several micronutrients:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin K
Tomatoes are one of the best sources of the antioxidant lycopene, which has heart health benefits. Cooking tomatoes actually increases the bioavailability of lycopene!