Fresh Tomato Basil Soup

Feeling under the weather? Whether you’re seeking to restore your health or just in the mood for something tasty, try out this recipe for fresh tomato basil soup. For this soup, you’ll need chopped red onions (2 onions makes about 1.5 cups), extra-virgin olive oil (3 tablespoons), minced garlic cloves (5), chopped peeled carrots (2), […]

Tomato extract effects exaggerated

“Ketchup with everything: tomato sauce helps fight heart disease,” is the misleading headline in The Daily Telegraph. The headline follows a small study conducted into lycopene tablets, which involved 36 people with cardiovascular disease and 36 healthy volunteers. Lycopene is the pigment that gives tomatoes (and some other fruit and veg) their distinctive colour. It […]