Tomatoes are a great source of alpha-carotene and lycopene, a powerful antioxidant. Cooking tips: Stuff tomatoes with rice and spices and bake; add tomato paste to soups.
As a child I sometimes hid in a corn field. I still feel the sudden cool darkness, the damp black earth beneath me. It was feeding maize, but the younger cobs were edible, if milky. Often I plaited the juicy lightgreen hairs, but they would go brown and brittle when I took them home.