Most people think of the tomato as a vegetable, but technically it's a fruit.
Rich in lycopene, a phytonutrient, the tomato has the ability to help protect cells and other structures in the body from oxygen damage. Lycopene has been repeatedly studied in humans and found to be protective against a growing list of cancers.
This year I've propagated over 150 tomato plants of 31 different heirloom varieties. Heirloom tomatoes have been handed down over many generations and come from many different countries in all shapes, colors, sizes, and flavors. They are superior in every way to the run-of-the-mill, store-bought tomato which has been developed by scientists for ease of packaging and longer shelf-life without consideration of taste.
Just say no and grow your own! For more images of fruit, visit Sunday Stills!