Tomatoes are the backbone of many dishes around the world since the beginning of time – they’re everywhere. As a nutritious plant food, tomatoes were previously deemed as Solanum lycopersicum, with its roots originated in South America. Be that as it may, as British Tomato Week 2019 sneaks around the corner, here at AllEatApp we’re paying homage to the legendary ingredient that has witnessed centuries of transformation but one thing remains – the quality of the tomato has remained the same, superior in the food chain after all these years. I mean really. You can consume tomatoes in endless ways that it’s so versatile as a food.
Here are our top 5 DIY things you can include tomatoes within your diet:
Perfect for the Summer weather, gazpacho is consumed cold (to be fair, you don’t really cook it in the first place), and it’s incredibly beneficial, nutritionally-wise – rich in minerals, antioxidants, fiber, vitamins C, A and E.
2. Tomato Salsa
Not only used as a dip, you can include it in various dishes such as tacos, burritos, and even fish for a nutritious, light Summer meal. Low in calories, but it contains a good dose of Vitamin C that can help in stabilising blood sugar levels – right, get on it then.
3. Did someone say Bloody Mary?
Packed with vitamins, most notably lycopene, this is linked with enhanced immunity and cancer risk reduction. Add some horseradish and celery for that extra boost of vitamin B6, C, and K.
4. Tomato Puree
From colourful cherry tomatoes to heirloom ones, tomato puree makes an excellent ingredient for a light, yet satisfying bruschetta in a hot Summer’s day lunch. Packed with nutrients, tomato puree on bruschetta makes an excellent choice for a healthy snack.
5. Homemade Tomato Ketchup
Yep, you heard it correctly. Switch the supermarket’s ketchup and replace it with a healthier, homemade tomato ketchup, only without the chemicals and with all the natural goodness by cutting cholesterol as well as improving eyesight -You’ll thank us later.
If you don’t want the hassle of dirtying up your kitchen, alternatively, you could always order online in the AllEatApp.