Tomato

Description: Globe or oval shaped fruit with thin skin in a wide range of varieties and Food - Tomatoescolors from green (unripe) to yellow and red

Availability: Summer and early fall

Facts: The tomato originated in South America and was an important food item.

Serving Size = 1 CUP

Selection: Choose tomatoes with bright, shiny skins and firm flesh.

food - tomato nutrition labelStorage: Store at room temperature away from direct sunlight, for use within 1 week after ripe.

Nutrition Benefits: Low fat; saturated fat free; very low sodium; cholesterol free; low calorie; high in vitamin A; high in vitamin C; good source of potassium.

Pigments: Lycopene, Beta-carotene, zeta-carotene

Phytochemicals: kaempferol,quercetin, p-courmaric acid, chlorogenic acid, phytoene, D-glucaric acid, alpha-lipoic acid

ORAC Score: 189

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