We are picking close to ten tomatoes every few days off the three vines we have planted in our garden. Such a bountiful crop! Traditionally considered a fruit, tomatoes are packed full of Vitamin C, vitamin A and Lycopene. Lycopene is not an essential antioxidant required in the human diet but it is non-toxic and has been linked as a potential fighter in the prevention of certain cancers in the human body. Tomatoes also help the body in fighting our harsh Australian UV rays.
Here’s a little fact. Tomatoes have four chambers within them. And so do our hearts. Funny that, as it must be nature’s way of letting us know how good eating tomatoes is for the health of our hearts!
We grow Roma Tomatoes as both my family and myself are susceptible to salicylates. Roma tomatoes contain the lowest levels of salicylates of all tomatoes. Almost all foods contain some form of salicylate. It’s a substance that acts as a natural preservative and insecticide.
What better way to celebrate your beautiful home-grown tomatoes than with them taking pride and place on top of your own home-made pizzas!