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