Long live baked tomato! Did you know that cooked tomatoes recipes are rich in lycopene? Lycopene, are those thousands of small pigments responsible for the color of the tomato and its anticancer properties. When cooking this fruit-vegetable, heat has the effect of breaking the lycopene which are then more easily absorbed by the body than raw tomatoes. By cooking tomatoes in olive oil, it can also maximize the amount of cells absorbed.