I frequently hear that fresh foods are more healthy than processed food.
FoodProcessing published an article claiming:
Researchers at the University of Missouri found that processed tomato products fed to rats have better cancer-fighting benefits than tomatoes picked off the vine. That jives with recent studies that found processed tomato products, particularly tomato paste, may fight prostate cancer better than a fresh red tomato.
When all the relevant evidence is tallied, is there a case that either tomato paste or fresh tomatos are healthier?