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Tomatoes

By on June 21, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health with 0 Comments

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Tomatoes are officially categorized under vegetables but they actually are kind of citrus fruit. A medium-sized tomato contains:

Calories 22

Protein 1.08 gm

Fiber 1.5 gm

Minerals in tomato:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in tomato while some are present in very low amount:

Potassium – 292 mg

Phosphorus – 30 mg

Magnesium – 14 mg

Calcium – 12 mg

Sodium – 6 mg

Iron – 0.33 mg

Manganese – 0.14 mg

Copper – 0.073 mg

Zinc – 0.21 mg

 

Vitamins in tomato:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in tomato while some are present in very low amount:

Vitamin A – 1025 IU

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.046 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.023 mg

Niacin – 0.731 mg

Folate – 18 mcg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.109 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.098 mg

Vitamin C – 15.6 mg

Vitamin E – 0.66 mg

Vitamin K – 9.7 mcg

Health benefits of tomato:

It acts as an anti-cancer agent. It contains lycopene which gives it this power.

It contains highly powerful anti-oxidant vitamins including vitamin C and Vitamin A.  What anti-oxidants do is that they prevent the nuclear material from getting harmed by free oxygen radicals.

It helps prevent diabetes as well as high blood pressure.

Eating tomato helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

It protects you blood vessels from getting blocked by thrombus.

Contains certain chemicals that work as an anti-inflammatory agent and help you fight inflammation is a fairly intelligent manner.

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