RedStar tomatoes: rich in vitamins, antioxidants, fibre and minerals
Tomatoes contain lots of vitamin C. In addition to minerals such as calcium, phosphate, potassium, iron and zinc, tomatoes also contain antioxidants like vitamin E, carotene and especially lycopene. That makes the tomato just as healthy if it’s fried, baked or boiled: lycopene can only be used by the body if the tomato is heated. There is also folic acid and vitamins B1, B2 and B6 in tomatoes. And tomatoes are not only healthy, they are also exceptionally versatile and delicious.
Vegetables are a perfect ingredient in a conscious, healthy lifestyle. They are packed with healthy vitamins and minerals, and contain very few calories. The Netherlands Nutrition Centre recommends that we should eat at least 200 grams (8 ounces) of vegetables every day. A large tomato weighs about 100 grams. So with a couple of slices of tomato on a sandwich, a stuffed pepper or a crisp cucumber salad, you’re well on the way to your minimum daily amount of vegetables.
Overweight and serious overweight (obesity) are a growing problem in the Netherlands and many other countries, especially in children. Vegetables fit in well with a healthy diet to keep the body weight under control. They contain very few carbohydrates, are rich in building blocks such as minerals and vitamins, and contain very few calories. So they’re also very good in a weight loss diet.