The Italian word 'passata 'basically means 'sieved'. La Bio Idea Passata contains sun-ripened tomatoes, picked at their optimum ripeness and taken immediately to La Bio Idea's factory to be sorted, sieved, sterilized and bottled. Passata is the ideal base for tomato sauce or soup.
As well, tomatoes are a good source of Vitamin A, potassium and iron. But it's lycopene that provides the most important reason to eat them. Lycopene is the pigment that gives the tomato its distinctive color. More importantly, it's a powerful antioxidant which, according to many studies, can help guard against a variety of cancers. One such study found it particularly effective in reducing the risk of prostate cancer in men. Other researchers say that lycopene can boost energy levels and has anti-aging properties.