There’s nothing like a good tomato
Organic tomatoes have more antioxidants than non-organic tomatoes. TreeHugger says that recent research confirmed that organic tomatoes have more polyphenols, most likely due to the manure they are grown in.
Salisbury Post reports what many of us already have realized: the extreme heat blanketing most of the country right now is not good for tomatoes. Both farmers and backyard gardeners are battling the heat to make sure it doesn’t devastate tomato plants. (My tomato plants are doing horribly, by the way. My jalapenos are thriving.)
Did you know that tomatoes can help prevent sunburn? My fellow MNN food blogger, Kimi, weighs in on foods that can help prevent sunburn. The lycopene in the tomatoes, when consumed daily, may guard against acute sunburn.
Now here’s a possible use for those tasteless grocery store tomatoes. The Denver Tomato Battle will be tomorrow. Denver Post reports that participants will lob tomatoes at each other at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in an hour-long food fight. Tomato waste will be composted.
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