Lycopene is fat soluble, which means your body absorbs it best when you eat it with some fat. Think sliced tomatoes with fresh basil and a generous drizzle of a good quality extra-virgin olive oil. Avocados are another good source of fat to pair with a juicy ripe red tomato.
You don't find lycopene just in red peppers or red tomatoes, it's also there in watermelon, pink guavas, pink grapefruit and papayas. As we get closer to real-tomato-season (as opposed to the tomato-looking things currently in the grocery store) think about fresh salsa, homemade tomato sauce, gazpacho and other delicious dishes to boost your lycopene. And if you haven't tried guavas or papayas give them a chance, they're tasty and wonderful just the way they are.
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