Friday, April 08, 2005

Fresh Tomatoes and Salmonella

Now we learn that besides undercooked eggs, raw milk and meat, we can also be laid low with Salmonella poisoning by eating fresh tomatoes. The bacterium is not only on the skin of the fruit, it can be inside the flesh of the tomato, therefore it can only be destroyed by heat. We have to cook them! Eh? Will they still be fresh tomatoes? No, but,not only will cooking them save us from Salmonella, but Cooking Tomatoes Boosts Disease-Fighting Power.

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