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Tomato

Also Known As : Love apple, Tamatar
Technical Name : Solanum lycopersicum

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

It has sweet, sour, savoury flavour.

Usage Tips

  1. Tomatoes can be used cooked or raw and can be used to make soups, sauces, salads, drinks and in making curries.

Common names and forms

  1. Chopped Tomatoes
  2. Diced Tomatoes
  3. Fresh Red Tomatoes
  4. Fresh Tomatoes
  5. Peeled Tomatoes
  6. Tomato Pieces
  7. Tomatoes

Description

It is a glossy red color berry fruit, commonly considered as a vegetable. It comes from the nightshade family cultivated for its edible fruit.Tomatoes are available in various forms like sun dried tomatoes and tomato powder are added as significant ingredients to prepare dishes. Sun dried tomatoes are used in pizza topping or even mixed with Alfredo sauce. tomotao powders are used make tomato sauce at home.

Health benefits

  • It contains lycopene and antioxidants which help in fighting cancer.(1)
  • Regular consumption of tomatoes help in controlling bad cholesterol and protect the heart from diseases.(1)
  • Fiber present in helps in improving digestive health and avoiding colorectal cancer.(1)
  • It helps in eliminating toxins from the body and prevents urinary tract infection.(1)

Selection Guide

Look for plump, heavy and smooth tomatoes. They should be blemish and crack free.

Note

Tomatoes are highly acidic which may result in acid reflux and cause heartburn. They are high in sodium, so must be consumed in limited quantity.(2)

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