Bread with tomato properties
BREAD WITH TOMATO
What is bread with tomato recipe?
Bread with tomato (=Pa amb tomàquet, in Catalan) is a typical recipe consumed in the territory of Catalonia, Aragon and the Balearic Islands in Spain.
It is a variant of the bread with oil converted into traditional recipe, served as a starter, at breakfast or snack.
Bread with tomato is a nutritious and healthy recipe:
Properties of bread with tomato
- Bread provides us quality energy from carbohydrates and it is easy to digest. This has been a staple for generations, and it is the basis of food in the Mediterranean diet. It is rich in B vitamins, essential in the diet of children and students.
- The extra virgin olive oil renders aromatic flavor to the bread, in addition to its health benefits.
Olive oil is a good source of Omega 9 and phenolic compounds. Its use is associated with lower incidence of certain cancers, lower risk of cardiovascular disease and it is a preventative food against degenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and senile dementia.
- The tomato is a fruit that came from America and was introduced in the Mediterranean diet. It is very famous because of its lycopene content, a type of food coloring with anticancer properties, suitable for cholesterol and circulation. Due to its richness in lycopene, tomato bread is healthier than eatin only bread with oil.
* Related information: Mediterranean diet characteristics.
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