Tomatoes : Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits
The tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) is a fruit from the nightshade family native
to South America.
Despite botanically being a fruit, it’s generally eaten and prepared like a
Tomatoes are the major dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene, which has
been linked to many health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and
They are also a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K.
Usually red when mature, tomatoes can also come in a variety of colors,
including yellow, orange, green, and purple. What’s more, many subspecies of
tomatoes exist with different shapes and flavor.