Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, a carotenoid pigment that functions as an antioxidant. Known for their role in protecting the prostate, tomatoes are also a great source of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and potassium. Long known as a nutritious ingredient, the tomato has a heart healthy reputation. This makes it is easy to see why the Italians are so passionate about this tasty fruit!
Heirloom tomatoes are of especially high-quality. They are typically more nutrient-dense than your average tomato and also more juicy and sweet! When paired with fresh basil and parsley, you’ve got one gorgeous combination.