Tomato

You will enjoy these organic tomatoes even more if you realize that conventional tomatoes belong to the dirty dozen of most contaminated vegetables.

Some interesting facts about tomatoes:

  • Tomatoes, Lycopersicon esculentum, are probably the most popular “vegetable” grown worldwide. Botanically they are fruits, not vegetables and belong to the nightshade family.
  • Tomatoes are very low in calories (17 kcal /100g), and therefore an ideal food for weight reducing
  • The Spanish name “pomodoro” literally means “golden apple” and refers to the original yellow colour of the tomato!
  • They were first brought to Europe in the mid 1500’s.
  • There are over 10,000 varieties of tomato, these come in a variety of colours including pink, purple, black, yellow and white.
  • Tomatoes increase in weight as they ripen, even after harvesting.
  • Tomatoes are a valuable source of food minerals and vitamins, particularly vitamins A and C.
  • Fresh ripe tomatoes feature beautiful bright-red color and have a rich fruity flavor.
  • 94.5% of tomato’s weight is water.
  • Tomato juice is the official state beverage of Ohio, and state vegetable of New Jersey.

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Health benefits

Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C.

Vitamin C...

  • helps create proper resistance
  • contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system
  • increases iron absorption
  • contributes to a normal energy management
  • is good for the formation of collagen
  • is good for the normal functioning of teeth
  • contributes to the decrease of fatigue
  • is good for the normal functioning of blood vessels
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