Excellent sources of dietary fiber, minerals & vitamins; their flavonoid antioxidants are found to be protective against cancers including colon, prostate, breast, endometrial, lung & pancreatic tumors. Lycopene is their unique phytochemical; red varieties are especially concentrated in this antioxidant. Also high in vitamin A, vitamin-C (21% of recommended daily levels per 100g), xanthins, lutein; very rich in potassium & moderate amounts of many vital B-complex vitamins such as folates, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin as well as essential minerals like iron, calcium, manganese & other trace elements.
4 tomatoes, halved horizontally
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp chopped fresh oregano
1/4 tsp salt
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
4 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
Makes 4 servings.
Nutritional Info per serving: Cal 91; Fat 6g; Chol 4mg; Carb 6g; Protein 3g; Fiber 2g; Sodium 375mg; Potassium 363mg
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