Nutritional value of Tomato:
One medium tomato contains 20 calories and 1.5 g of dietary fiber. Tomatoes are also good sources of vitamin A, B9 and C as well as minerals like potassium.
- Tomatoes contain an antioxidant known as lycopene which can lower high cholesterol levels.
- Lycopene in tomatoes prevents prostate cancer.
- The vitamin C in tomatoes helps prevent premature aging.
The amount of lycopene in tomatoes is increased by cooking them with olive oil.