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Look for plump tomatoes with smooth skin and a sweet smell. They should feel slightly firm. Avoid buying tomatoes that are mushy, bruised or have broken skin.
Tomatoes that are cracked are still good! Just cut out the cracked parts and eat the rest.
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A tomato is actually a fruit! They are classified as a fruit because they contain seeds and grow from the flower of the tomato plant.
c Tomatoes help your body heal cuts and wounds, and help lower your risk of infection because they contain Vitamin C.
a Tomatoes help maintain good vision, fight infection and keep your skin healthy because they contain Vitamin A.
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Nonstick cooking spray or preferred vegetable oil
¾ pound lean ground turkey
1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
3 tomatoes, chopped
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon each dried basil, oregano, and garlic powder
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 medium zucchinis, sliced
Makes 4 servings. 1 cup per serving
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