Tag: lycopene

Canned Tomatoes: Good or Bad?

by in Food Safety, Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, August 17, 2010

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We’re celebrating fresh tomatoes this week, but we can’t forget about that standby substitute: canned tomatoes. Many of our readers have expressed concern over using canned goods, including  BPA risks, nutritional value and of course, food safety. So, how safe is this pantry staple? We’ve got the scoop.

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Tomato Debate: Fresh vs. Cooked

by in Healthy Tips, Tomatoes, July 28, 2009

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You may know that the more you cook a food, the more you destroy its nutrients, but is that true for tomatoes? Not exactly. In fact, some nutrients increase when you cook tomatoes, while others drop off. So what’s a tomato-lover to do?

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Nutrient to Know: Lycopene

by in Nutrients to Know, Tomatoes, July 28, 2009

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We already filled you in on antioxidants like vitamins A, C and E, but there are hundreds more of these beneficial nutrients, and some have crazy names! Case in point: lycopene. Find out why this antioxidant does your body good and which lycopene-rich foods pack the biggest punch.

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In the News: High-Cal Dining Out, A Tomato Pill, Get Your Fiber & More

by in Food News, June 5, 2009

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From this week’s headlines: Restaurant’s heaviest dishes, lower fertility and poor diets linked, a tomato pill for your heart and kids get hands-on with healthy food.

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