Probably the summer vegetable that we all know and love the most is a nice, big, juicy tomato. Because there are so many kinds to try and so many ways to prepare them, it seems we never tire of them! Here are some nutritional facts and recipes to learn more about this summer delight!
Tomatoes are full of essential vitamins and minerals as well! In addition to being rich in antioxidants, they are also a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, potassium and iron. In fact, a single tomato can provide up to 40% of the FDA recommended daily value of Vitamin C.
Tomatoes have also been proven to help reduce the risk of heart disease, lower cholesterol, and help counteract the effects of cigarette smoke inhalation (from second and third hand smoke primarily). Tomatoes can also reduce digestive health issues, improve vision, manage diabetes, and treat urinary tract infections.
Tomatoes can be preserved in a number of ways. Right now is a great time to can salsa, as both peppers and tomatoes are in season and at their very best. See below for a great salsa recipe!
In addition to canning, tomatoes can be preserved in other ways as well! Check out this link for different ways to preserve tomatoes: https://www.thespruce.com/how-to-preserve-tomatoes-2217665