One of the most beloved superfood, tomato is nutrient-dense fruit vegetable that is important in all cultures across the globe, with varying colors of yellow, green, orange, red, purple, brown, and black. This tomato, ripen on the vine, develops a full aroma and flavor with juiciness bursting out of its firm skin. It is an excellent source of lycopene (bright red anti-oxidant), a significant amount of vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K, folate, thiamin, potassium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, copper, and contains fiber and protein. It has been linked to prevention of cancer especially prostate and breast, protection of the heart, and reduction of cholesterol and blood pressure. Enjoy it raw in salad sandwiches, and burgers, cook as a tomato paste, grill it as side dish, chop as salsa, stew in soup, or simply juice.
Calories: 18 per 100g