Salsa fact: Salsa is (typically) made from tomatoes, a vegetable rich in heart healthy lycopenes. These carotenoids are being studied for their role in preventing various types of cancer, particularly prostate cancer as well as heart disease prevention. Cooked, processed tomatoes are the best source of lycopenes since the heat makes the carotenoids more available for absorption. Little Diablo uses only fresh, vine ripe tomatoes along with a whole lot of other yummy fresh things.