Tips & Tricks
Mala Peruviana, aka naked tomato, apart from being versatile and delicious is a powerhouse of nutrition.
The benefits of tomato juice stem from the tomato’s rich vitamin, mineral and phytonutrient content. Of these, lycopene in particular deserves special attention. A powerful antioxidant, it has been found to promote good general health. It has also been linked to the prevention of a range of diseases, including cancer.
Unusually, the processing of tomatoes actually increases the concentration of bioavailable lycopene (by up to four times), meaning that tomato juice is a far better dietary source of lycopene than fresh tomatoes.