Apr 10, 2008

TOMATO SOUP AND BENEFITS OF TOMATO


There is nothing more nutritious than tomato soup. Tomato has Lycopene, a certain chemical that makes a humble tomato red in colour. Tomato consumption helps to reduce the risk of cancer, beneficial especially cancers in the prostate, stomach and lungs. Tomatoes that have been processed, contain f a fair bit of lycopene than the raw ones. That is because cooking helps to break down the cell walls. This action release carotenoids. When you are eating tomatoes, be sure to eat them with a small amount of fat, as fat helps Lycopene to be absorbed faster.

Tomatoes are also an excellent source of vitamin c and vitamin A. Have a bowl of tomato soup, eat some spaghetti of tomato based or even drink some tomato juice. It's good for you. Here is a simple Tomato and Basil Soup for you.

Tomato and Basil Soup

2 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1 can tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
2 cups of stock
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp sugar
salt and pepper
1/2 cup cream
basil leaves

Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Saute garlic till fragrant. Add the chopped tomatoes and the chopped basil. Pour in the stock and bring to a slight boil. Reduce the flame and let it simmer for about 10 minutes. Season with some red wine vinegar, and seasoning. Remove from heat and serve with a little cream on the top. Garnish with the basil leaves.

It's nice to serve tomato soup with garlic toast!

3 cheers:

stay-at-home mum said...

I was watching this show that if you eat two tablespoons of tomato paste a day, your skin condition can improve!!

Caramel Corn said...

wow! i'm gonna try that! i'm a sucker for good skin. tks for sharing.

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