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5 Facts about Tomatoes

5 facts about tomatoesBrought to you by 5-a-Day


1 Tomatoes are botanically classified as a fruit but are genetically eaten and recognised as being a vegetable.
2 Tomatoes not only thrill the taste buds and brighten the table, but may  also assist in fighting diseases due to its high antioxidant levels.
3 Studies show that tomatoes and tomato based sauces account for more than 85% of the dietary intake of lycopene – which has been found to help prevent prostate cancer.
4 Tomatoes are high in  vitamin C and a source of  vitamin A and folic acid.
5 There are approximately 25 000 varieties of tomatoes in several colours and most of them are easy to grow.

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