Tomatoes

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Tomatoes

"Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is knowing not to use it in your fruit salad." –Miles Kingston

Yes, tomatoes are fruits, but they have a lot of vegetable-like qualities, and are often called a culinary vegetable, hence the confusion. Tomatoes are well known for their lycopene content, an antioxidant which helps fight free radicals; lycopene has also been linked to helping skin protect itself against harmful UV rays. Tomatoes come in a variety of colors, ranging from red to yellow, orange, green or brown. Tomatoes are also rich in Vitamin C, an essential nutrient for the immune system.

Nutritionals

  • Vitamin C
  • Beta-carotene
  • Biotin
  • Copper
  • Vitamin K
  • Phosphorous
  • Potassium
  • Vitamin E
  • Niacin
  • Folate
  • Fiber
  • Manganese

Health Benefits

  • Boosts immune system
  • Helps protect skin against UV damage
  • Great for digestive health
  • Supports healthy heart function
  • Helps lower blood pressure & cholesterol