Everything About Tomatoes. Check it Out!
I thought we all familiar with tomato? This is kind of fruits with red color. Tomato is one of healthiest fruit. Tomato is useful as source of natural antioxidants. With interesting color, tomato also enriched with Vitamin A and Vitamin C.
Based on the history Tomato or Lyopercisum esculentum was invented in Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia. In French, tomato is also well known as “Love Apple” or Pomme D’amour. Since tomatoes are believed to be able to recover impotence and increase the number of sperm and increase agility movements.
Further research by DR. John Cook Bennett from Wiloughby University, Ohio, as the first person who examine the benefits of tomatoes, in November 1834, shows that tomatoes can cure diarrhea, gall attack, indigestion and restore liver function. Tomatoes are also high in vitamin Cand vitamin A, which is useful to boost immunity. So it’s well consumed anyone from an early age. Another research has been done by Rowett Research Institute in Aberdeen, Scotland, also found other benefits of tomatoes. They said that a yellow gel that covered the seeds of tomatoes to prevent blood clots that cause heart disease and stroke.
In my country there are two types of tomatoes. There are green tomato and red tomato. The best tomatoes are the red tomatoes. Red tomatoes contain vitamin C and vitamin A five times more than the green tomatoes. Ripe tomatoes also enriched with vitamins. Children should be accustomed to eat red tomatoes. This is important for healthy eyes.
Destroy free radicals
I thought we all known that the best tomato types was red tomato. In the red pigment, there’s another value. The red color in tomatoes contains more lycopene, an antioxidant substance that can destroy free radicals in the body caused by pollution, smoking, and ultraviolet rays. Recently research show that lycopene also useful in prevent cell damage that can trigger cervical cancer, prostate cancer, stomach cancer and pancreatic cancer. Actually we can only found this substance in tomato, but other fruits like red grapes, papaya and water melon. Especially for adults, tomatoes should be eaten every morning as much as one or two pieces. Sour taste in tomato came from citric acid content. So it can increase appetite. Sour taste of tomato is very well consumed by the women who have PMS (Pre Menstrual Syndrome).
The benefit of tomato like:
Good to prevent and inhibit growth of cancer cells, like prostate, cervix, breast and endometrium.
Eliminate fatigue and increase appetite.
Reduce the risk of appendicitis.
Slowing the decline of eyes function, because the influence of age (age-related macular degeneration).
Helps reduce the risk of heart problems.
Helps maintain healthy liver, kidney, and prevent bowel problems.
Good in treating diarrhea.
- Increase the number of sperm.
What can we do with tomato?
Although felt a little sour, but tomatoes also good to increase our appetite. That’s why tomato usually used for juice, soup, pasta, salad, sauce, baked parmesan tomatoes, etc.
Baked Parmesan tomatoes
Tomatoes Festival (La Tomatina)
I’ll take you tour in amazing festival at beautiful country. If you vegetarian and you liked fruits, I thought you will interest with this festival. You can also found this information from other hubbers. I thought this festival related with this topic. If we get bored with juice, pasta, sauce or other food by using tomato as the main ingredients, we can try to join in this festival. We can find a lot of tomatoes. Even a tomatoes flood, we can search this from Google pictures. Where many people soak their body in tomatoes pasta, and fighting each other using a tomatoes as a weapon. It looks wild festival but really entertaining indeed.
Tomato throwing Festival (La Tomatina) was first performed in 1945 and received world recognition in 1952. We can usually see this festival every year in August. After one hour finished the war, the city of Valencia looks like a blood flood. But this is not the real blood, but it came from tomatoes that have been thrown earlier. This is looks wasting the money. But as we know, most of famous festivals have a motto "money doesn't matter", because we talk about tradition. I thought the organizers have prepared this, like the cost, accommodation and the security during the festival.
For completeness of the festival, organizers have provided 150 thousand or even tons of tomatoes, performing arts (music, parades and dances) as well as fireworks show a week before the event begun. Meanwhile, on the night before the festival, the participants included women joining paella cooking contest. I heard the cost of this festival up to £ 90.000. Once the tomato festival began, every man who joining this festival must remove their shirts and the women were allowed to wear little open clothes.