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  • Benefits of tomato and tomato products
    • Cancer: As an excellent source of the strong antioxidant vitamin C and other antioxidants, tomatoes can help combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer.
    • Blood pressure: Maintaining a low sodium intake is essential to lowering blood pressure, however increasing potassium intake may be just as important because of its vasodilation effects.
    • Antioxidants: The process of making tomato paste makes some of the antioxidants in tomatoes more bioavailable. Antioxidants are compounds that scavenge free radicals in the body associated with disease and aging.
    • Heart health: The fiber, potassium, vitamin C and choline content in tomatoes all support heart health.
    • Diabetes: Studies have shown that type 1 diabetics who consume high-fiber diets have lower blood glucose levels and type 2 diabetics may have improved blood sugar, lipids and insulin levels. One cup of cherry tomatoes provides about 2 grams of fiber.
    • Skin: Collagen, the skins support system, is reliant on vitamin C as an essential nutrient that works in our bodies as an antioxidant to help prevent damage caused by the sun, pollution and smoke, smooth wrinkles and improve overall skin texture.
    • Constipation: Eating foods that are high in water content and fiber like tomatoes can help to keep you hydrated and your bowel movements regular. Fiber is essential for minimizing constipation and adding bulk to the stool.
    • Pregnancy: Adequate folic acid intake is essential for pregnant women to protect against neural tube defects in infants.
    • Depression: The folic acid in tomatoes may also help with depression by preventing an excess of homocysteine from forming in the body, which can prevent blood and other nutrients from reaching the brain.
  • Lycopene and benefits


    Lycopene is a naturally occurring chemical that gives fruits and vegetables a red color. It is one of a number of pigments called carotenoids. Lycopene is found in watermelons, pink grapefruits, apricots, and pink guavas. It is found in particularly high amounts in tomatoes and tomato products like ketchup, tomato paste, processed tomato products, and red pepper.

    Researchers showed that lycopene is absorbed much easier and faster in the processed tomato products like ketchup, tomato paste and puree, tomato sauces, than the natural fresh tomato, from which lycopene is partially absorbed. Due to the increased sectional area of the processed tomato as a result of processing which causes the significant decrease of particle size, the digestion process would be much faster, and therefore the absorption of lycopene would be much easier and efficient. It is recommended to consume the foods containing lycopene with oil, or fat, since lycopene is soluble in fat, and therefore, the efficiency of getting benefits from its presence increases.

    Product Lycopene (mg /100 g) Amount of Service Lycopene (mg /servis)
    Tomato Juice 9.5 250 mL 25.0
    Ketchup 15.9 15 mL 2.7
    Spagetti Sauce 21.9 125 mL 28.1
    Tomato Paste 42.2 30 mL 13.8
    Tomato Soup (Intensive) 7.2 250 mL Ok 9.7
    Tomato Juice 14.1 60 mL 8.9
    Red Pepper Sauce 19.5 30 mL 6.7
    Sea Food Sauce 17.0 30 mL 5.9
    Watermelon 4.0 368 (1 Slice = 25x2 cm) 14.7
    Greyfurt 4.0 123 g (1/2) 4.9
    Raw Tomato 3.0 123 g (1 Medium) 3.7

    Lycopene's Benefits;

    Lycopene is very beneficial for preventing heart disease, "hardening of the arteries" (atherosclerosis); and cancer of prostate, breast, lung, bladder, ovaries, colon, and pancreas. Lycopene is a potent antioxidant, a compound that helps your body rid itself of free radicals. These unstable chemicals are produced as byproducts of normal digestion or when you are exposed to environmental toxins. Over time, they can damage your cells, raising your risk of cancer and other diseases. Antioxidants such as lycopene stabilize free radicals, making them harmless and helping your body to dispose of them.

  • Health benefits of red pepper paste
    • Contains high portion of vitamin E and C.
    • It decrease significantly the bad cholesterol present in the body.
    • Red pepper contains phenolene, which is an active antioxidant, which decrease significantly the stroke risk, and protects the heart.
    • Lycopene which is the red pigment found in red pepper, prevents prostate, breast, and uterus cancer.
    • Red peppers contain high amount of β-carotene which is the intermediate of vitamin A.
    • Red peppers contain capsaicin which effectively prevents prostate tumor.
  • Health benefits of red pepper flakes


    Red peppers have a lot of spice and flavor without many added calories, fat or sugar. In 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper, there are only 6 calories and 1 gram of carbohydrate. The same amount of pepper contains 15 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin A for a 2,000-calorie diet. Vitamin A is beneficial for improving skin, hair, nails and eyes. Red pepper also contains vitamins C, E and B-6, and the minerals iron, potassium, magnesium and phosphorus.

    Pain Reliever;

    If you have pain or inflammation in your body, eating more crushed red pepper may help. Capsaicin is a compound in peppers that gives them a hot and spicy flavor and is also responsible for reducing pain. When eaten, hot red peppers have a strong analgesic, or pain-relieving, quality and produce powerful anti-inflammatory actions.

    Weight Control;

    Crushed red pepper is thermogenic in nature, which means it produces heat in the body and stimulates the metabolism.

    Disease Prevention;

    Polyphenols are antioxidants found in crushed red pepper that give them a strong disease-preventing property.