Deliciously sweet, juicy, cherry tomatoes are small, cherry-sized fruits having distinct bright colors and pleasant flavor which distinguish them from other tomato sub types. These tiny berries are one of the most sought-after for their vividly bright and attractive colors, be it cooked in the dishes or raw in salads.
Botanically, cherry tomatoes belong to the same Solanaceae or nightshade family of plants, which also include chili peppers, potato and eggplants. It thought to have originated in the Central America from the wild tomato cultivars.
Health Benefits:Tomatoes come in a variety of shapes, sizes and types. Cherry tomatoes are the smallest of the lot, weighing between 5 and 10 grams per tomato. A portion of tomatoes is about 150 grams.
In cherry tomato terms, 150 grams is equal to about a full cup. There are 12 grams of carbohydrates and 63 calories in cherry tomatoes per serving. A single serving of tomatoes also contains 7 percent of your daily recommended amount of fiber and a variety of beneficial nutrients.
Cherry tomato nutrition includes the following vitamins and minerals:
Manganese (8% of your recommended daily amount)
Potassium (10% of your recommended daily amount)
Vitamin A (25% of your recommended daily amount)
Vitamin B-6 (6% of your recommended daily amount)
Vitamin B-9, or folic acid (6% of your recommended daily amount)
Vitamin C (32% of your recommended daily amount)
Vitamin K (15% of your recommended daily amount)
Cherry tomatoes also contain protein and other nutrients in small amounts (between 1 and 4 percent ), including other B-complex vitamins, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc.
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Store in a cool and dry place