How Deteriorating Tomatoes Can Land You In The Hospital

The money you saved while buying those
damaged, deteriorating (esha) tomatoes could
eventually be used to cure the illnesses that
come with them.
Food products or items of lower qualities are usually
what some people prefer to purchase regardless of
their financial status. In fact, It could be said to be in
their genes. One food product that falls into this
category is tomato. In many popular markets in
Lagos and other parts of Nigeria there have been
visible popularity in the purchase ofDeteriorating
Tomato (popularly called Esha tomato) even among
people who appear comfortable to purchase fresh
tomatoes. This I have seen countless times in the
popular Lagos mile 12 market.I have always said to people who care to listen that
you do not need to be a ‘Bill Gate’ to buy fresh food
produce like tomato for your family. Usually, a poor
quality food might not necessarily translate into low
price. All these ideas are only in our perception.
Deteriorating or partially rotten tomato commonly
called Esha among the Yorubas is a sure way of
depriving your body essential nutrients that are
needed for growth and development. In the process
of spoilage, bacteria begin to utilize the nutrient
content of tomatoes in order to increase in number
and to further cause more deterioration. When this
happens, tomato loses its firmness and nutritive
value. Many of the spoilt tomatoes result due to far
distance between the farms and markets. It further
exposes the lycophene loaded vegetable to bacteria
and fungi attack.
Have you ever wondered why you are faced with
diarrhea after eating from a local food store or
mama put joint? Asides the unhygienic method of
food preparation, it will surprise you to note that
most of the cases of food poisonings that occur are
due to poor quality food ingredient like spoilt
tomatoes used in the cooking. The future implication
of consuming this kind of meals cooked with
deteriorated or rotten tomatoes is damage to
internal organ due to released toxins which might
not be noticed on a short term.

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