Edgar Cayce stated that tomatoes were one of the healthiest foods known to man and more vitamins were obtained from this food than any vegetable. Echter, if not vine ripened, tomatoes could be destructive to the body. Unfortunately, grocery store tomatoes are not vine ripened. They like you to think they are as this is what they advertise, but they are actually picked green, and then gassed to make them turn red. I had the opportunity to view this process on a college field trip to a major food distributor. Therefore, it’s best to purchase your tomatoes from a farm stand or grown your own. Cayce recommended that if you couldn’t find seasonal, locally grown tomatoes, that canned tomatoes were safe to eat.