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Tomatoes are an excellent source of antioxidants including vitamins A and C, lutein, and lycopene.

Vitamin C, which is found in abundance in tomatoes, has been studied for its cancer inhibitory and therapeutic properties for decades and is currently under investigation as a potential weapon in the battle against COVID-19. Vitamin C is also thought to help fend off the common cold.

August is the time when backyard tomato vines really start producing, so this month we’re exploring this delicious and healthy crop.

The recipe below was sent to CCSA as part of a series of emails from our resident chef, Dr. Linda Doody. She has been sharing her extensive collection of favorite recipes with friends, family, and the CCSA team as a means of maintaining connection during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nothing brings people together like good food

spaghetti with sauce
Photo by Dr. Linda Doody

Linda A. Doody, PhD, DABT, Executive Director, led CCSA’s regulatory affairs and safety reporting activities in support of commercial, government, and nonprofit drug development from 1995 to 2018, when she moved to a senior advisory role. Dr. Doody is certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT) and holds a PhD in pharmacology and toxicology.

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