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Tomato / Garden Greens

Wit and Whistle Tomato / Garden Greens

If you are going to grow anything yourself for flavour, make it a tomato. Once you've tasted your own proudly grown fruit (yep it's technically a fruit!) you'll never go back to those floury red cricket balls at the grocery shop again. You'll taste the difference and enjoy watching them twirl up a trellis or stake like a real growing connoisseur.

Nutritional Benefits:
Source of lycopene (red pigment), fiber, vitamin A, C, E and vitamin K. Also a source of the minerals iron, copper, potassium, manganese and phosphorus.

Potential Health Benefits:

  • Lycopene is an antioxidant that can help reduce the risk of certain cancers. Tip: -- Higher amount of lycopene in cooked or processed tomatoes than raw tomatoes and is fat soluble therefore enjoy with olive oil to boost absorption.
  • Potassium helps to control blood pressure, maintain nerve function and help muscle control
  • Iron is essential for maintaining normal blood circulation and transporting oxygen to cells
  • Lycopene, lutein and beta-carotene (Vitamin A) are beneficial for eye health and prevent eye conditions

Kathryn Batty
Holistic Nutritionist BHSc (Nut Med)
Mindful & Co Cronulla