Refrigerating tomatoes halts the ripening process and diminishes flavour and texture
Tomatoes supply excellent amounts of fibre, vitamins A, C (to resist infections), and K, potassium (controlling heart rate and blood pressure), and manganese with good amounts of vitamin E (alpha tocopherol), thiamin, niacin, Vitamin B6, folate, magnesium, phosphorus, and copper are other resources. Best of all, tomatoes contain no fat and no cholesterol! The lycopene alone is enough to make tomatoes one of the healthiest natural foods – providing cardiovascular support and bone health. Another prominent phytonutrient in tomatoes is zeaxanthin, which filters UV rays and protects the eyes to the extent of possibly preventing age-related macular degeneration.