The healthy secret of tomatoes — an antioxidant called Lycopene:
- FACT: Each 540mL can of Aylmer Accents contains more than 1 DOZEN fresh tomatoes!
- FACT: A single can provides 4 full servings of fruits and vegetables
- FACT: Tomatoes are a source of vitamin C & A as well as a good source of an antioxidant called LYCOPENE
- FACT: Studies show that tomatoes are even better for you when canned as more Lycopenes are released during cooking and processing
If you have not heard of Lycopene until now, you will be glad you just did. This powerful antioxidant is found naturally in processed tomato products and is just one more reason why it’s smart to cook with Aylmer Accents.
Health Benefits of Lycopene:
These days many of us already know about the importance of antioxidants, but what makes Lycopene so special?
Studies suggest that Lycopene levels in the blood may be associated with reduced incidence of prostate, digestive tract, breast, lung and cervical cancers, as well as cardiovascular disease and age-related macular degeneration. In addition, other studies have shown that Lycopene may help protect against Alzheimer’s disease.
Tomatoes, even better for you when canned:
The reason tomatoes are even better for you when canned is because more Lycopenes are released during cooking and processing. (Tip: for greater absorption, add healthy fats, such as extra virgin olive oil.)