Tomato is a very popular vegetable and sometimes referred to a fruit as well.The bright red color of the fruit is not just with the color but also with lots of health benefits. Scientists are finding tomatoes health benefits day by day through researches.
Let’s understand the nutritional side of the fruit first and then will look at the plant and how to grow it.
Tomatoes health benefits include
1. It is a good source of Vitamin C
Tomatoes contain a great amount of vitamin C in them. Depending upon the variety of the tomato and the geographical location where they grow, the vitamin C content also differs. Any way as per the research articles, tomatoes contain nearly 40% of vitamin C of Daily Value.
2. It is a good source of vitamin A & Potassium too…
Other than vitamin C, it also contains Vitamin .The vitamin A content in tomatoes come around 15% of the daily required quantity. So it is a good source of vitamin A too.
The importance of vitamin A for the human body is for vision, immune system and for the reproductive system. In addition it helps for the proper function of the heart, lungs, kidneys and other organs.
Potassium in tomatoes come around 8% of the recommended daily allowance.Then it acts as a considerable source of potassium for the human body.
Potassium plays a great role in the human body by contributing muscle contraction, transmitting nerve signals, and also for the fluid balance. There are lot of important facts about potassium to the human body.
3. It is an excellent source of antioxidants
Have you heard about lycopene. It is a major antioxidant present in tomatoes.Simply the red color for the tomatoes is because of the presence of this amazing antioxidant.
So, when choosing the tomatoes, the brilliant red shades of tomatoes indicate the high presence of lycopene and go for them
We have found in previous discussions about the antioxidants and their duties. They are important for the human body to neutralize the free radicals generate in the human body because if not these free radicals can cause for undesirable health impacts such like cancers.
Israeli researchers have found that lycopene is a strong antioxidant against several cancers including prostate,rectal colon and stomach cancers.
4. It has coumaric & chlorogenic acids
Scientists believe these two coumaric acid and chlorogenic acid are capable of blocking the nitrosoamines. Nitrosoamines are very carcinogenic and during tobacco smoking nitrosoamine evolve that cause for lung cancers.
5. Tomatoes also contain protective mechanisms
Tomatoes have such as anti thrombotic and anti-inflammatory functions. Research has additionally found a relationship between eating tomatoes and a lower risk of certain cancers as well as other conditions, including cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, ultraviolet light-induced skin damage, and cognitive dysfunction.
So tomatoes are a good source of nutrients dense fruit you can add to your diet.It is always advisable to go for fresh fruit rather than ketchups and sauce like products.
Because you may get tomatoes but with high sugar and lots of other preservatives.Try your best to get them as fresh fruit !
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We will discuss ahead more about this amazing plant .