Low in kilojoules and very high on flavour, tomatoes are a wonderful food. Along with vitamin C, they offer a tremendous amount of lycopene, a cancer-fighting carotenoid.
*A university study indicates that lycopene may fight heart disease as well as cancer. The study results suggest that lycopene offers a greater protective effect than beta-carotene. Based on their findings, the researchers recommend that people eat more cooked tomatoes.
*It takes about 8kg fresh tomatoes to yield 500g sun-dried. In the process, nutrients are greatly concentrated. So 100g sun-dried tomatoes supply 100mg calcium – about 13 times as much as the same weight of fresh tomatoes.
This recipe is full of fresh vegies, which cook down to make a nice sauce. I had an orange pepper instead of a red. Served over fresh linguini. Next time I will season the chicken before sauting in oil. - 16 May 2013