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Old 08-03-2006, 09:18 PM   #1  
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Anyone have an idea which would be better for you? As a kid my Dad always grew Yellow ones along with red ones because my sister and I could only take so much acid from the tomato before breaking out. I wonder if the yellow color would make it more of a super food???

Just thinking...er typing out loud...what do you think?

Is there a good website out there to look up something like this?
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According to Dr. Pratt, it's the red in the tomato that makes it a super food. The tomato super group food is characterized by red - pink grapegruit, watermelon, guava because of the presence of lycopene which make it a super food. But, that's only according to that author, if you like yellow tomatoes, eat up! Here is the website I would use.
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Yellow and orange tomatoes don't contain lycopene, but they still contain a lot of vitamin C and potassium. Yummy

My favorite source of information is a book called Wellness Foods A-Z, published by University of California, Berkeley. It contains nutrition profiles, storage tips and more, for over 500 foods - most of which could probably be considered superfoods I like it MUCH better than Pratt's book, which ended up in my donation box.
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I looked up the "Wellness Foods A-Z" and put it on my Amazon wish list. Thanks for the tip.
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Maybe your local library has it and you can take a look

My problem is that I have several hundred books that I'm sorting through because I foolishly buy everything that sounds good on Amazon without looking at it locally first. Most are good, but I need to thin them out to the best (and make room for more, lol) So my donation box is getting rather large, lol. I hope I didn't offend anyone by saying I had tossed my superfoods book in the donation box. I just felt that I had to choose, and the other one was better for my purpose, since I'm not following the superfoods list
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