Tomatoes are nutrient packed produce that offer great health benefits. Tomatoes are a source of lycopene an antioxidant that gives them their color. Several studies have reported that intake of tomato products may reduce the risk of some cancers. Consuming tomatoes with a fat source such as olive oils increases the amount of lycopene absorbed.
During the warm summer months, cooking on the grill is a great way to make a summer meal. However, hot and humid conditions are the perfect environments for the rapid bacterial growth that can cause foodborne illness.