Why are tomatoes 🍅 a superfood?
A family favourite, this salad vegetable which is actually a fruit is packed with so much goodness that it is now considered a superfood. It is a major dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene, which has been linked to many health benefits including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer.
What are the heath benefits of tomatoes?
Tomatoes are also a great source of vitamins C and K, potassium, folate and water. In fact, around 95% is made up of water with 4% of carbohydrates and 1% of fibre.
Many tomato health benefits are linked to Lycopene which is found in the highest concentrations in tomato products such as ketchup, juice, paste, and sauce. A number of studies in middle-aged men have consistently linked low blood levels of lycopene and beta-carotene to increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Studies have also shown that tomato benefits extend to helping decrease the risk of blood clotting and reducing the chance of being diagnosed with certain cancers such as breast and prostate.
Tomatoes are also considered good for your skin, and is thought to actually help protect against sunburn.
Which Chilli No. 5 hot sauces contain tomatoes 🍅?
The good news is tomato-based products are found in most of our sauces, be that in the form of fresh plum tomatoes, cherry tomatoes or tomato purée. Tomatoes can be found in our Louisiana BBQ, Heavenly Harissa, Mexican Fury, Chinese Hot and Sour, Wicked Wasabi, Sriracha Cha Cha, Forever Phall, Fiery Gazpacho and Regal Red Pepper sauces.