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We love tomatoes for the delicious taste of summer they bring to the table, but who knew they could also help us achieve supple, smooth skin? Burt’s Bees Garden Tomato Toner and Soap use tomato extract to naturally cleanse and balance troubled facial skin. As an added bonus, cucumber and parsley extracts help clean and tighten pores, leaving skin refined and firm.
Wine Spectator magazine ranked this wine No. 61 among their Top 100 Wines of 2009. Composed of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this Italian Sangiovese-based wine pairs well with our featured Caprese recipes. $11.99, save $4
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Take a trip with Nugget Markets to Capay Organics, where you’ll learn about the farm, the family, and the history behind your favorite Capay heirloom tomatoes.
A delicious twist on the classic Caprese: The avocado adds a creamy counterpoint to the acid in the tomatoes, while the Casero cheese contributes a salty tang.
For even more of a twist on the classic, try this modern Caprese and savor the contrast between the juicy tomatoes, soft cheese, and crisp cucumber.
If you’re like me, you live for these summer months when tomatoes are at their finest — vine-ripe and bursting with flavor. From fanciful heirloom varieties with their colorfully wrinkled skins, to the basic beefsteak, tomatoes are nutritional wonders with many uses.
A tennis-ball-sized tomato provides 60 percent of your daily value for vitamin C and a wealth of lycopene, two antioxidants that studies show not only help lower cancer risk but also may help slow the signs of aging.
Tomatoes have also been shown to help lower the risk of heart disease. Each serving supplies 15 percent of your daily value of potassium, a mineral that helps regulate healthy blood pressure, along with 15 percent of your daily fiber needs. Researchers note that these two nutrients may work in synergy with the lycopene to boost heart health.
Surprisingly, tomatoes can play a role in bone health, as well. A serving of tomato supplies 15 percent of your need for vitamin K, a fat-soluble vitamin that researchers say plays a vital role in forming strong bones. And since many of us may fall short on our need for this vitamin, we have all the more reason to gobble up tomatoes this summer. They’re easy to incorporate into your daily diet: