Do you know that the large quantity of lycopene contained in tomato is released while cooking it ?
This is one of the secrets of Mediterranean diet : a large use of tomato and fresh tomato sauce as one of the best antioxidant!
Here in Sicily we ( most of us) still make "i buttigghie ri sarsa"..fresh tomato sauce bottled for the winter season. I rarely buy tomato sauce bottles at the supermarket.
My next "Tomato-sauce day" I will tell and show you how to make them!