we start to collect and prepare our little hydroponic tomato farm. pot plastic, organic fertilize, and start.
The health benefits of tomatoes (read more the web source......)Tomatoes are native to South America, but they have been grown and enjoyed in Europe for hundreds of years.
Recently, they have been linked to all kinds of health benefits. One US study found that eating tomatoes regularly could reduce the risk of men getting prostate cancer.
The glossy red fruits (which actually come in all kinds of colours, including yellow and deep purple) are packed full of vitamins – including vitamins A, C and E.
Tomatoes also contain flavonoids (natural anti-inflammatories), potassium and other mineral salts.
Tomatoes contain a high volume of water, and they're refreshing in salads on hot days. They're low in calories too, with around 14 kilocalories per 100g – approximately one and a half classic tomatoes, or five to six cherry tomatoes
Much of the interest in tomatoes has been due to the antioxidant lycopene – which helps to mop up damaging free radicals in the body that can harm our cells.
Lycopene may help to ward against:
- prostate cancer
- breast cancer
- stomach cancer
- age-related macular degeneration.