Cherry tomatoes 101: Tiny treats pack nutritious punch

Nutrition: Cherry tomatoes pack a lot of nutrients without many calories and no fat. One cup of cherry tomatoes contains about 27 calories. They’re also an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamins A, vitamin C, and vitamin K, potassium and manganese. In addition, cherry tomatoes are rich in vitamin E (particularly alpha-tocopherol), thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, magnesium, phosphorus and copper. Their abundant antioxidants contribute more benefits. Lycopene, for example, helps promote prostate health.

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Trending in bars: Brazilian spirit

Cachaça, created from sugar cane foam, has been made for nearly four centuries

Often classified as a rum, it has its own personality

Waterboy bartender calls the spirit “earthy and grassy”


Summer tastes better with basil

Called the king of herbs, basil pairs well with so many foods

A relative of mint, it makes an excellent base for mojitos

Use basil with eggplant, corn, watermelon – and, of course, tomatoes