Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tomato Benefits

Health Benefits of Tomato : 
A large consumption of tomato can help improve skin texture and color. Tomato contains lycopene (the red pigment in tomato), this pigment is a powerful antioxidant that can also fight cancer cells. It helps in cases of congestion of the liver (protects the liver from cirrhosis) as well as for dissolving gallstones. Vitamin K in tomatoes helps to prevent hemorrhages. It is also a good blood purifier.

Tomato is a natural antiseptic therefore it can help protect against infection. Nicotinic acid in tomatoes can help to reduce blood cholesterol, thus helps prevent heart diseases. 

Nutritive Values of Tomato : Per 100 gm.

  • Vitamin A : 1,000 I.U.

  • Vitamin B : Thiamine .06 mg.;

  • Vitamin C : 23 mg.

  • Vitamin K : amount uncertain

  • Calcium : 11 mg.

  • Iron : .6 mg.

  • Phosphorus : 27 mg.

  • Potassium : 360 mg.

  • Protein : 1.0 gm.

  • Calories : 20

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