If you are in any part of the world from the USA to the Indian subcontinent and eating any food from Sambhar to Pizza, the red-colored tomato’s presence is prominent. If you are wondering why tomatoes are needed in almost every dish, then my answer would be really simple. Tomatoes are necessary for your own reasons. Yes, some cooks use tomatoes to give taste and flavor to some dishes and others use them as a dietary source. Tomatoes are in absolute possession of various vitamins like Vitamin C and Vitamin K, potassium, etc.


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Love Tomatoes!

There are immense health benefits that you get from tomatoes. But before that let me make you read this blog while loving tomatoes. Although there are health benefits, fitness, and all that stuff, will you consume it without loving it, without trying to taste the fruit of the fiery color of cool completeness? There are plenty of reasons why I love tomatoes and there may be several reasons why many people love them. 

Is Tomato a fruit or vegetable?

All of us use tomatoes as a vegetable. Yes, it should be used as a vegetable but do all of us know that tomato is a fruit and indeed it is. You will be wondering how it is a fruit. Tomato is a fruit because the forms from a flower and contains seeds. Considering the biological definition of a fruit, tomatoes are classified as fruits. But to the layman or considering the Culinary classification, tomatoes can be said as vegetables as it is used as a vegetable in cooking and has a tougher texture, and requires cooking in dishes.

5 Health Benefits of Tomatoes:

40% of the daily recommended amount of Vitamin C is produced by a single tomato. Tomatoes supply Vitamin A and Vitamin K as well and they help in maintaining the blood pressure and fluid balance.

Tomatoes contain Lycopene which gives the red color. Researches say that tomatoes give various health benefits to the heart. Several risk factors such as heart disease, diabetes and stroke could be lowered.

Lycopene is good for your vision. Tomatoes contain lutein and beta-carotene and they protect the eyes including eye contracts and macular degeneration.

The fiber in tomatoes will be helpful if you are prone to constipation and tomatoes help in regulating healthy blood flow.

A study found that tomato paste with olive oil protects your skin against sun damage and contains the molecule that gives skin structure and protects the skin from aging.

Enjoy the food:

If you have read till here, then I think my article didn’t actually waste your time and I believe that there will be some things that will help your life and health. So, finally, observe and consume it.

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One Comment

  1. Sindhu

    Vitamin C rich food.

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