TOMATO-- a food that we consume very often, but.. have you ever think this wonderful plant is a FRUIT or a VEGETABLE?
Botanically, a tomato is definitely a fruit. True fruits are developed from the ovary in the base of the flower, and contain the seeds of the plant (though cultivated forms may be seedless). When it comes to cooking concern, people tend to call it as 'vegetable' because it's used in savoury rather than sweet cooking. Read more on http://www.
oxforddictionaries.com/words/ is-a-tomato-a-fruit-or-a- vegetable
Do you like tomato juice? Have a try of it in the aircraft! Many claim that the taste of tomato juice suprisingly improved on aircraft. It is discovered that our taste buds are less sensitive at high altitude thus the earthy and musty taste of tomato juice are less intense making it sweeter and more fruity.
Everyone knows tomatoes are good for health. So we eat it raw, drink the juice, transform it to dessert, cook it with various of recipes. After all, does everyone know how it benefits to us? Just name a few here: Tomatoes are rich in Vitamins A, C, K, Folate, and Potassium. Tomatoes are naturally low in sodium, saturated fat, cholesterol, and calories. Tomatoes also provide thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6, magnesium, phosphorus and copper, all of which are necessary for good health. So they improve our health, build strong bones, fight cancer, balance blood sugar, improve our vision, make our hair strong and shiny, prevent kidney stones and gallstones, help to lose weight, and most importantly they MAKE OUR SKIN LOOK GREAT!!!
Always desire for a younger, firmer, brighter, and glowing skin? Tomatoes which full of antioxidants will certainly do the great job! Beta-carotene, also found in carrots and sweet potatoes, helps protect skin against sun damage. Tomatoes’ lycopene also makes skin less sensitive to UV light damage, a leading cause of fine lines and wrinkles.Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/
Health/9-Surprising-Health- Benefits-of-Tomatoes.aspx?p=2# TdjoKyVyCE87ZMuO.99
DIY - Tomato brightening mask
Blend a ripe, red tomato using a blender (or finely chopped manually) and mix it with 1 tablespoon of honey and half cup of yogurt (may adjust according to your desired consistency).
Apply it on the face and leave it for 15 minutes.
Rinse the face with warm water.
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