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Updated 27 February 2013

Tomatoes

Tomatoes contain a high level of antioxidants. The main phytochemical found in tomatoes is lycopene.

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Tomatoes contain a high level of antioxidants. They are also linked to a reduced risk of heart attack and they are a good source of vitamin C and E. The main phytochemical found in tomatoes is lycopene.

Tomatoes that have been heated in some way are most beneficial, as the lycopene has been released from the tomato cells. A little salad oil also aids absorption by the body.

Tomatoes are low in calories and can be eaten freely. They can be eaten baked, raw, grilled or as juice or pureé.


Calories 17
Fibre 1g
Vitamin C 17mg
Vitamin E 1,2mg
Carotenes 1,715 mcg
Iron 0,5mg
Potassium 250mg
Per 100g baked
 
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