Why are tomatoes so good?

Tomatoes are the most concentrated food source of lycopene, a powerful and restorative antioxidant that gives tomatoes and other veggies and fruits their lovely red colour, like in the watermelons. Lycopene helps protect cells from damage and in studies made, it was found that a diet rich in tomatoes lowers the risk of cancer, cardiac diseases and many others. Another good thing to know is this powerful antioxidant is best absorbed when cooked, like in this tasty salsa with charred tomatoes.

Origin of the word tomato

Did you know the word tomato comes from the word “tomatl” in the Nahuatl language of the ancient Aztecs? Tomatl literally means round and juicy, in fact, it was also used to describe a pretty woman. :)


What you need

700 grams red and ripe tomatoes
 (about 7 medium sized tomatoes)
4 cloves garlic
 with skin
1/2 onion (red or white)
1 or 2 jalapeños chiles
3 sun-dried tomatoes (optional)
2 chipotles* chiles in adobo (*Chilpotli in Nahuatl which means smoked chile)
1 tsp paprika
2 tsp sea salt 

(fluorine free)
A few cilantro leaves to taste

How to prepare

  • Wash and disinfect well your veggies. An effective way and gentle to the environment is to soak them in 1 -cup vinegar plus 4 -cups water and ¼ cup baking soda for 30 minutes. Remove and rinse.
  • On a hot large skillet place the tomatoes, garlic, onion and chiles, constantly turning them so their skin is charred on all sides. Place on a plate and allow cooling.
  • Peal the garlic. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Garnish with cilantro leaves


“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.”– Hippocrates, father of medicine, 431 B.C.

Salsa Roja de Jitomates Asados


Porque son tan buenos los jitomates?

Los tomates rojos o jitomates son la fuente alimenticia con la mas alta concentración de Licopeno. un poderoso y reparador antioxidante que da un lindo color rojo a los jitomates y otras verduras y frutas rojas como la sandía. El licopeno ayuda a proteger a las células para que no sufran daño y en estudios que se han hecho se encontró que una dieta rica en jitomates baja el riesgo de cáncer, enfermedades cardíacas y muchas otras. Otro dato interesante es que este poderoso antioxidante se absorbe mejor cuando se cocina y como en esta rica salsa con jitomates asados.

Origen de la palabra Tomate

¿Sabías que la palabra tomate viene de la palabra ‘tomatl’ en el lenguaje Náhuatl de los antiguos aztecas? Tomatl literalmente quiere decir redondo y jugoso, De hecho, tambien se usaba la palabra tomatl para describir a una chica guapa. :)

Lo que necesitas

700 gramos de jitomates rojos y maduros (como 7 jitomates medianos)
4 dientes de ajo con su cascarita
1/2 cebolla (roja o blanca)
1 o 2 chiles jalapeños
4 jitomates deshidratados al sol (opcional)
2 chiles chipotles*
 adobados (*chilpotli en Nahuatl significa chile ahumado)
1 cdita paprika
2 cditas sal de mar

 (sin flúor)
Unas hojitas de cilantro al gusto

Como prepararla 

  • Lava y desinfecta bien tus verduras. Una forma efectiva y gentil con el medioambiente es remojarlas en 1 taza de vinagre, 4 de agua y ¼ de taza de bicarbonato por 30 minutos. Al final enjuágalos bien.
  • Coloca en un sartén bien caliente los jitomates, la cebolla cortada, los jalapeños y los ajos, volteándolos constantemente para que tengan un asado parejo. Cuando su piel esté quemadita, ponlos en un plato a enfriar.
  • Pela los ajos. Pon todos los ingredientes en una licuadora y lícualos hasta que esten suave.
  • Adorna con hojitas de cilantro al gusto.


“Que la comida sea tu medicina y la medicina sea tu comida” – Hipócrates, padre de la medicina. 431 A.C.


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