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Tomatoes

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About This Food

Description

Thought to have originated from South America, tomatoes were brought by Spanish explorers to Europe in the 1500’s.

Most notable for their high levels of the powerful antioxidant lycopene, the best way to unlock the the benefits of this heart-helping and cancer-fighting phytonutrient is to cook tomatoes and enjoy with healthy fat to aid absorption.

Glycemic Index=15
Glycemic Load=1
Antioxidant Score (
ORAC)=546 and 406

*Tomatoes, plum (546) and tomatoes, cooked (406)

Selecting & Storing

Choose firm, well-shaped tomatoes that are fragrant and richly colored (for their variety). They should be free from blemishes, heavy for their size and give slightly to pressure. Ripe tomatoes should be stored at room temperature and used within a few days, as cold temperatures make the flesh pithy.

Special diets
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • High Protein Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Food
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • VitaminA
  • VitaminC
Good Source of
  • VitaminK
Preferences
  • No Coconut
  • No Molds
  • No Citrus
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Seeds
  • No Legumes
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Grains
  • No Corn
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 medium

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Calories: 22

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 24 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.25 g
Saturated Fat
0.03 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.04 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.1 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
4 g
ALA
4 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
4.82 g
Net Carbohydrate
3.34 g
Sugars
3.23 g
Fiber
1.48 g
Protein
1.08 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
1024.59 IU
20%
Vitamin C
15.62 mg
26%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.66 IU
2%
Vitamin B6
0.1 mg
5%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
9.72 mg
12%
Folate
18.45 mcg
5%
Niacin
0.73 mg
4%
Riboflavin
0.02 mg
1%
Thiamin
0.05 mg
3%
Choline
8.24 mg
1%
Minerals
Calcium
12.3 mg
1%
Copper
0.07 mg
4%
Iron
0.33 mg
2%
Magnesium
13.53 mg
3%
Manganese
0.14 mg
7%
Phosphorous
29.52 mg
3%
Potassium
291.51 mg
8%
Selenium
0 mcg
0%
Sodium
6.15 mg
0%
Zinc
0.21 mg
1%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
124.23 mcg
Beta-carotene
552.27 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
151.29 mcg
Lycopene
3164.79 mcg

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