Tomatoes are the most popular vegetable in the world. In Greece they are
eaten in especially high quantities.There are lots of people in Japan who
like tomatoes. However, they are only produced in small quantities in Japan.
In countries where tomatoes are eaten in large quantities they are often
cooked before eating. In Japan, they are more often than not eaten in salads
so are not consumed in such large amounts.There is a saying that "when
tomatoes turn red doctors turn green".Therefore, it is known from
long ago that tomatoes are a high source of nutrition.
The red color comes from the
licopin which is a form of carotin. This has some preventative qualities against cancer. The acidity of tomatoes
increases the digestive strength of the stomach so having a settling effect.
Also, the fibre content lowers cholesteral levels and the vitamin C content
beautifies the skin.
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