SLH Fresh Tomatoes

$2.20

Weight: 500g± per pack

Key Information:

The tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) is a fruit from the nightshade family native to South America.

Despite botanically being a fruit, it’s generally eaten and prepared like a vegetable.

Tomatoes are the major dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene, which has been linked to many health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer.

They are also a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K.

Usually red when mature, tomatoes can also come in a variety of colors, including yellow, orange, green, and purple. What’s more, many subspecies of tomatoes exist with different shapes and flavor.


Health Benefits:

The water content of tomatoes is around 95%. The other 5% consists mainly of carbohydrates and fiber.

Here are the nutrients in a small (100-gram) raw tomato:

    Calories: 18
    Water: 95%
    Protein: 0.9 grams
    Carbs: 3.9 grams
    Sugar: 2.6 grams
    Fiber: 1.2 grams
    Fat: 0.2 grams

Carbs

Carbs comprise 4% of raw tomatoes, which amounts to fewer than 5 grams of carbs for a medium specimen (123 grams).

Simple sugars, such as glucose and fructose, make up almost 70% of the carb content.
Fiber

Tomatoes are a good source of several vitamins and minerals:

Vitamin C.

This vitamin is an essential nutrient and antioxidant. One medium-sized tomato can provide about 28% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI).

Potassium.

An essential mineral, potassium is beneficial for blood pressure control and heart disease prevention.

Vitamin K1.
Also known as phylloquinone, vitamin K is important for blood clotting and bone health.

Vitamin B9
One of the B vitamins  is important for normal tissue growth and cell function. It’s particularly important for pregnant women.

Country of Origin:
Cameron Highland


Storage:
Store in a cool and dry place