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This recipe calls for a can of fire-roasted tomatoes which will actually provide you with more of the heart-healthy antioxidant lycopene than a fresh tomato. The heat from the canning process makes the lycopene more available for the body to use. It has been said that ½ cup of canned tomato provides 11.8 milligrams compared to 3.7 milligrams found in one medium fresh one.
by Joanne Perez, MS, RDN, LD

This recipe calls for a can of fire-roasted tomatoes which will actually provide you with more of the heart-healthy antioxidant lycopene than a fresh tomato. The heat from the canning process makes the lycopene more available for the body to use. It has been said that ½ cup of canned tomato provides 11.8 milligrams compared to 3.7 milligrams found in one medium fresh one.


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