Tomato Hybrids are high-quality fruits compared to desi, local tomatoes. They contain numerous edible seeds and are red in colour due to lycopene, an anti-oxidant. Tomatoes contain lycopene, an antioxidant that reduces the risk of cancer and heart-diseases. They protect the eyes from light induced damage. Tomatoes are used in salads, soups, curries, pickles, etc. Tomatoes that are cooked with a touch of oil gives more lycopene than raw ones.