Italian Tomatoes

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I used mozzarella grated vegan style cheese, which is not good at melting, so I would advise you to try the block cheese instead of the grated cheese.

Ingredients

5 tomatoes

2 x 175 g/6 oz mozzarella cheese

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

1.Wash the tomatoes, pat dry, slice off the stalk ends and discard, then cut the reminder into even slices.

2. Sprinkle the evenly, or if you can get a whole block of vegan mozzarella cheese use an egg slicer for best results.

3.Grease a shallow, flameproof dish. Place their cheese and tomato slices in the dish, layering them alternately. Season the slices with salt and black pepper and cook under a hot grill (broiler) until the cheese melted.

The Benefits of eating Tomatoes

The tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) is a fruit from the nightshade family native to South America.

Despite botanically being a fruit, it’s generally eaten and prepared like a vegetable.

Tomatoes are the major dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene, which has been linked to many health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer.

They are also a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K.

Usually red when mature, tomatoes can also come in a variety of colors, including yellow, orange, green, and purple. What’s more, many subspecies of tomatoes exist with different shapes and flavor.

Nutrition Facts

The water content of tomatoes is around 95%. The other 5% consists mainly of carbohydrates and fiber.

Here are the nutrients in a small (100-gram) raw tomato

  • Calories: 18
  • Water: 95%
  • Protein: 0.9 grams
  • Carbs: 3.9 grams
  • Sugar: 2.6 grams
  • Fiber: 1.2 grams
  • Fat: 0.2 grams