Inhabiting the Peruvian Inca grown tomatoes 500 years before Columbus, calling them "tumantla. Indian tricky word Spaniards later remade in "tomato", which entered the lexicon of European languages. To date, it is known that Tomatoes strengthen the immune system and cardio – vascular system, protect against prostate cancer and skin, as well as other cancers. Risk of disease is greatly reduced with regular use of fresh tomatoes and juice squeezed out of them, as well as sauces and ketchup. And all this thanks to the unique complex of antioxidants, which actively prevents aging. Scientists have determined that tomatoes contain: proteins, carbohydrates, phytosterols, pectins, vitamins (C, pp, B1, B2, B3, B6, B9), potassium, sodium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, copper, zinc and iodine. In heat-treated as tomatoes are much healthier, although the heat treatment lowers the vitamin value of tomatoes, but improves the absorption of antioxidants.
They prevent atherosclerosis, reduce cancer risk and have anti-aging effect. To develop protection against malicious virus, will soon be enough to eat tomato. Russian scientists recently received a grant to create a new vaccine – and it will be edible! This requires that tomatoes have started to accumulate the corresponding antigen. In the future, specialists plan We vaccinate tomatoes, even against hiv infection and viral hepatitis