The San Marzano Tomatoes of Sarnese Nocerino Area D.O.P. besides being a good food for the Mediterranean diet, always present on Italian tables, it is also a product rich in vitamins like the A, some of the B group and the C one’s. It contains potassium, phosphor and calcium too. The benefits? It improves the blood circulation and pressure. Moreover, being rich of sulphur, it has a sensible detoxifying action. That was all we knew in the past even when , due to some researches done between the end of the second millennium and the beginning of the third one’s, it was discovered that the tomatoes contains a carotenoid very important for the health: the lycopene.
The lycopene is a carotenoid; we find it generally in the vegetable especially in the tomatoes: more over in the original SAN MARZANO TOMATOES DOP OF SARNESE NOCERINO AREA.
The lycopene gives to the ripe tomatoes the beautiful red colour; it is situated in the external part of the mesocarp; following the tomatoes ripeness the lycopene replaces the chlorophyll. The antioxidant height quality of these tomatoes places them in the first’s food to prevent some illness, such as: cancer, tumour (especially at the prostate), cardiovascular illnesses and the growing old of the cells of our body, thanks to the action against free radicals.
Besides, as it is full of water (about 90%), could be a refreshing drink and a hypocaloric food, so that it does’t cause problems of fatness.