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Dear Pastene Company,
Here it is 7:45am on a Friday morning, I am starting a sauce in my slow cooker and I  had the urge to write you and say thank you, thank you for the many memories over the years I shared with my mom in the kitchen. I am now 55 years old and everytime I open up a can of Pastene Kitchen Ready Tomatoes and smell that aroma I have the fondest memories of being with her growing up and being so excited of what was to come for dinner. She was a GREAT cook and only used the freshest ingredients and Pastene was one of them. I miss my Mom and you bring her back home to me everytime.

Thank you,

Janice G. Hanscom
Alton, NH 03809

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Tomatoes & Lycopene
The Mediterranean Diet
Olive Oil Health Benefits
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Beans & Other Legumes
Basil Health Benefits

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Lycopene In Tomatoes:

The "American Institute for Cancer Research" (AICR) has reported "Lycopene, a powerful antioxidant, together with a group of related compounds collectively called the “red family,” has displayed anti-cancer potential in a variety of laboratory studies. In the laboratory, tomato components have stopped the proliferation of several other cancer cells types, including breast, lung, and endometrial."

Lycopene is found in abundance in processed red tomatoes. The USDA reports: "Although the evidence is not conclusive, lycopene in fruits and vegetables, including tomatoes and tomato products, may reduce the risk of prostate cancer." 1. Research shows that lycopene in processed canned tomatoes can be absorbed more efficiently by the body. The chemical form of lycopene found in tomatoes is converted by the temperature changes involved in processing to make it more easily absorbed by the body. Pastene canned tomatoes are a tremendous source of this carotenoid.

Other Pastene products that contain lycopene are: All tomato products, Sweet Red peppers, Roasted Red peppers, all red pasta sauces, Crushed Red Peppers, Sliced Hot peppers in oil, and all Sun-Dried tomato products.

Note! Medical conditions or problems should be discussed with your doctor. Good nutrition is not a substitute for medical treatments and a doctor's care.

Further Reading
The FDA articles: Technical articles Useful resource with many articles
The Mayo Clinic: Link to what the Mayo Clinic has to say a commercial site selling Lyc-O-Mato but lots of info
American Institute for Cancer Research: great site for info on Cancer fighting agents Here's a quick Google search for links

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