One of the most satisfying experiences a person of any age can have is to bite into your own fresh-off-the-vine, home-grown, sun-ripe tomatoes!
Can you recall such a moment of joy?
Tomatoes; Most Popular Home Grown Vegetable
No matter if you are a “seasoned” gardener or about to venture out on your journey of home grown produce. Tomatoes have been and will always be one of the most popular vegetables to grow in the Herb & Veg garden.
As one of the most versatile veggies in the kitchen, used in many dishes around the world, tomatoes are easy to incorporate into your daily diet and a super food the whole family can enjoy.
Natural Goodness from Tomatoes
Naturally low in calories as well as fat, with zero cholesterol, makes them great for your waistline and your heart.
Interestingly, the best way to get the most nutrition out of your tomatoes is to prepare them with the skin on and a bit of oil – especially olive oil. This is the best way to retain all the health beneficial carotenoids found in tomatoes, an antioxidant that is especially helpful for combating cellular damage.
And here’s a great health tip: cooked tomatoes yield higher amounts of lycopene, one of the most powerful antioxidants associated with the prevention of heart diseases.
So, go ahead, plant a few more tomatoes and get the whole family involved in growing fresh, organic tomatoes everyone will love.
P.S. Plant some Sweet Basil close to every tomato plant to improve its growth and flavour.
You can find tomatoes in our ‘Feed from Your Garden’ area, thanks to Healthy Living Herbs!