Organic Cherry Tomato 200g Malaysia
Highlights: Delightfully sweet, organic cherry tomatoes deliver a burst of flavour to green salads, are great as a ‘stand-alone’ snack and can be used in a range of sweet and savoury dishes. Technically they are a fruit and they combine well with stone fruit in pies as well as in making compote or sorbet.
They are also enjoyed grilled or roasted and cooking them increases the available lycopene. Lycopene is a red pigment and antioxidant that can quench singlet oxygen free radicals twice as efficiently as beta-carotene. Like beta-carotene and lutein it helps limit UV damage to the skin from sun exposure decreasing UV-induced formation of peroxyl radicals.
Lycopene is also helpful to prevent oxidation of low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and to reduce the risk of atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease. Last, but not least eating tomato dishes rich in lycopene may protect against prostate cancer and can greatly reduce the risk of some other cancers.