Super Foods - Tomato

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Dr. Reeja Tharu
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team  on Jan 03, 2017
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The Golden And Love Apple : Tomato

Nutritional qualities

Besides lending the tangy taste and appealing red colour to various food preparations it is quite beneficial for health. Tomatoes are high in potassium, Vitamin C & A and are cholesterol free. They are rich in a special pigment called lycopene, which is released from its skin only after the cooking process. The pigment is a strong antioxidant. Scientific studies have indicated that eating tomatoes in the cooked form reduce the chances of cholesterol related heart diseases and digestive tract cancers.  

Nutrient  Quantity
Energy (kjoules)  102
Fibre  2.2 g
Protein  1.8 g 
Carbohydrates 3.5 g
Total fat 0.2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 11mg
(Nutrient values for 1 large raw tomato 180 g)

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