Do you want to learn the health and beauty benefits of tomatoes? Firstly, tomatoes are actually a fruit. Eating tomatoes helps protect the skin through its photoprotective benefits. For example, tomatoes are high in lycopene and beta-carotene helps to defend the skin from UV damage, such as wrinkles, age spots, and fine lines. Cooking tomatoes actually increase lycopene absorption. In addition, tomatoes also are high in potassium, which helps to keep your electrolytes in balance.
Tomato Key Nutrients
Antioxidants | Vitamin C | Flavanones |Flavanols |Carotenoids |Lycopene| Lutein |Zeaxanthin | Beta-carotene
Nutritional Report of Tomatoes
*Per 1 small tomato, 100g
- Vitamin A | 17% DV
- Potassium | 7% DV
- Vitamin C | 21% DV
- Manganese | 6% DV
- Vitamin K | 10% DV
- Vitamin E | 3% DV
- B Vitamins | Folate, B6, Niacin, B5
Above all, tomatoes are delicious in salads, sliced in sandwiches, and cooked in stews and soups. So, try this delicious tomato recipe, a tasty sun-dried tomato chicken slider recipe.
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