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ZZ2 100% Romanita Tomato Juice

10/22/2020

What comes to mind when you hear “tomato”? It might be a delicious salad bursting with red juicy tomatoes, or a warm traditional Napolitana pasta with hints of fresh basil. Maybe you recall a hot summer day with a refreshing Bloody Mary cocktail in hand? We are sure that many more delicious and hearty recipes come to mind.

However, we are so used to incorporate tomato into our daily meals, that we don’t realize the value it adds to our health and daily nutrition. Tomatoes are packed with Lycopene and a diet rich in these shiny red bursts of flavour holds many health benefits. The research articles confirming the value of tomatoes are endless, and a few of the healing and symptom reducing properties include:

  • Lycopene reduces the risk of cancer – Lycopene, with its main source being tomatoes, has been found to reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer in men.1a By regularly consuming tomatoes, resistance to many types of cancers increase, especially prostate, lung, and stomach. 2a
  • Lycopene reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease – By eating more tomatoes, you increase your plasma lycopene levels which have shown to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. 2b
  • Lycopene in tomatoes is a good antioxidant – Bright red ripened tomatoes are a powerful source of antioxidants. 1a By consuming enough antioxidants you enable your body to protect its cells from harmful free radicals that are responsible for ageing, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer.
  • Tomato extracts can decrease UV-induced sunburn – By consuming tomato extract or juice, sunburn can be decreased by 38-48%. 2c
  • Tomatoes are immune supporting & aids in the absorption of iron found in plant sources – You can find Vitamin C in tomatoes, which serves in building a strong immune system whilst assisting the body with iron absorption. 3a

Tomato Juices are a great way to include tomatoes into your daily meal regime However, be sure to choose a clean label tomato extract that is not made from concentrates. In his case, it is not as the saying goes, “Tomato Tomato” – not all juices are made equal.

ZZ2 100% Romanita Tomato Juice is made from farm-fresh Romanita tomatoes, not from concentrate. Our tomato juice is not only great tasting and great for cooking, but it is high in lycopene. No added water, no colourants, no added sugar and preservative-free make this juice the perfect mealtime solution.

We are also proud to announce that as a result of the nutritional goodness of our 100% Romanita Tomato Juice, it has been approved by the CANSA association as part of the CANSA Smart Choice Seal program aimed at promoting healthier product choices that may aid in reducing consumer’s risk of developing cancer.

“The CANSA Smart Choice Seal is only awarded to products that fulfil our stringent evidence-based criteria (ingredients and nutrition). Rugani 100% vegetable juices (which include the ZZ2 100% Romanita Tomato Juice) are free of additives (no added sugar, water or preservatives) and are high in beta-carotene and lycopene, all of which have been linked to many health benefits including cancer risk reduction.”- Lorinda van Dyk, CANSA

How does 100% ZZ2 Romanita Tomato Juice have a 12-month shelf-life?

The answer is simple:  a very smart processing and packaging system. Our unique process captures that remarkable freshness in aseptic, long-life packaging which acts like a time-capsule. It can be stored, unopened and at ambient temperature, for 12 months, which makes health more convenient than ever before. When the protective seal is opened, the juice needs to be consumed within 3 days, as it is preservative-free.

That’s it!

Each 330ml and 750ml contains only the freshest tomato extracts.

Where can I buy the juice?

Rugani’s whole range is available at Food Lovers Market stores and Dis-Chem Pharmacies nationwide, as well as selected Spar, Checkers, Pick ‘n Pay and other independent retailers. You can now also buy your favourite juices in cases of 10, on our Rugani Online Shop!

Sources: 

  1. Bhowmik, D., Kumar, K.P.S., Paswan, S. & Srivastava, S. 2012. Tomato-a natural medicine and its health benefits. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, 1(1):24-36.
    1. (Bhowmik, 2012:27)
  1. Story, E.N., Kopec, R.E., Schwartz, S.J., & Harris, G.K. 2010. An update on the health effects of tomato lycopene.  Annu Rev Food Sci Technol. 1:1-24.
    1. (Story et al., 2010:5)
    2. (Story et al., 2010:9)
    3. (Story et al., 2010:10)
  1. Kowalewska, A. 2018. Integrating gender and nutrition within agricultural extension services nutrition information about tomatoes. Florida: INGENAES.
    1. (Kowalewska, 2018:1)