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Nutrition Info: Calories in Tomatoes

Posted on | May 3, 2013 | No Comments


Don’t let them fool you – tomatoes are actually a fruit.  They come in many shapes, varieties and colours – and if you can add them to your diet, can provide great health benefits for you.

Calories in 1 Tomato: Medium size

  • Energy: 22 calories
  • Protein: 1.08g
  • Carbs: 4.82g
  • Fat: 0.20g

Health Benefits:

Antioxidant Benefits of Lycopene: Lycopene is a carotenoid found in tomatoes and is known for its antioxidant and cancer-preventing properties.

One US study found that eating tomatoes regularly could reduce the risk of  men getting prostate cancer.

They are are packed full of vitamins –  including vitamins A, C and E.

They also contain flavonoids (natural anti-inflammatories), potassium and  other mineral salts.

Tomatoes contain a high volume of water

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