Tomatoes With Mint

///Tomatoes With Mint

Tomatoes With Mint

Tomato is an ideal vegetable to garnish any dish.
“This is a refreshing summer salad. Perfect for a picnic or barbeque.Vegetable salads were usually served with main dishes with a spicy flank steak and potatoes.”

Did you know that tomatoes do not have to be a deep red color to be an outstanding source of lycopene? Lycopene is a carotenoid pigment that has long been associated with the deep red color of many tomatoes. A small preliminary study on healthy men and women has shown that the lycopene from orange- and tangerine-colored tomatoes may actually be better absorbed than the lycopene from red tomatoes.
Tomatoes are widely known for their outstanding antioxidant content, including, of course, their oftentimes-rich concentration of lycopene. Researchers have recently found an important connection between lycopene, its antioxidant properties, and bone health. A study was designed in which tomato and other dietary sources of lycopene were removed from the diets of postmenopausal women for a period of 4 weeks, to see what effect lycopene restriction would have on bone health. At the end of 4 weeks, women in the study started to show increased signs of oxidative stress in their bones and unwanted changes in their bone tissue. The study investigators concluded that removal of lycopene-containing foods (including tomatoes) from the diet was likely to put women at increased risk of osteoporosis. They also argued for the importance of tomatoes and other lycopene-containing foods in the diet.

Ingredients for preparing Tomatoes With Mint:

Mint imparts special taste to tomatoes.

  • 200 g radish
  • 2 ea tomatoes
  • 4 ea mint leaves
  • 4 tb olive oil
  • 3 ts lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper

Method:

  • Peel radish and slice finely, slice tomatoes, chop finely onion and mint.
  • Combine all the ingredients and dress with oil, lemon juice.
  • Season to taste.
By |2011-10-24T23:40:08+00:00October 24th, 2011|Categories: Vegetables|Comments Off on Tomatoes With Mint

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