Eating tomatoes, ketchup, tomato sauce and tomato paste-topped pizza more than two times a week can reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 21 to 43 percent according to Dr. Edward Giovannucci of the Harvard University School of Public Health.
Men who eat two or more servings of tomato products average a 35 percent reduction in prostate cancer risk.
The best food sources of lycopene according to the Tomato Research Council in New York City: (Amount of lycopene in one ounce) Tomato Sauce, Spaghetti Sauce, Ketchup (5 mg); Tomato Soup, Canned Tomatoes, Tomato Juice, Vegetable Juice (3 mg); Minestrone Soup, Vegetable Soup, Pink Grapefruit (1 mg).
Tomatoes are high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium and Potassium.
Lycopene occurs in only a few foods besides tomatoes and since you absorb more lycopene when you eat a little fat with your tomato some olive oil or cheese isn’t such a bad thing after all.
A good source of vitamin C, especially fresh tomatoes. Latest news: yes, tomatoes offer vitamin C, and a lot else besides. It turns out that they are rich in important carotenoids, including lycopene—a relative of the more celebrated beta carotene. Lycopene appears to help prevent prostate cancer.
Should Women Eat Lycopene Products Too? Doctors and scientists now encourage men to eat a lot of tomato products because they are rich in lycopene, which seems to lower the risk of prostate cancer. But can lycopene help prevent cancer in women, too? A few studies have found that in postmenopausal women, high blood levels of lycopene are associated with a lower risk of breast cancer. But at this point nobody can say that eating tomatoes will reduce your risk. More than one study has found that women who consume the most lycopene are less likely to have precancerous cervical cells. Despite the unknowns, women should treat themselves to lycopene-rich foods?particularly tomato products.
If you suffer from skin disease, a tomato a day may keep the doctor away, as tomatine, tomato’s principle alkaloid, concentrated in its branchy leaves and green fruit, heals certain fungous diseases of the skin.
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Tomatoes, Salt, Sulphur Dioxide, Potassium Sorbate. *FOR OPTIMAL FRESHNESS, REFRIGERATE OPENED AND UNOPENED PACKAGES* Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and milk products.
Serving size 15g (~0.5 oz.)
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||1%|
|Total Carbohydrate 5g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||8%|
|Total Sugars 2g|
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice
Store open or closed under refrigeration for up to 1 year. This item can be frozen.
Approximately 120 pieces per pound.
Country of origin: Turkey