Tomatoes

Tomatoes
Tomatoes

Sure, tomatoes have a myriad of vitamins, including vitamins A, C, and E, but did you know they also contain bioflavonoids that can help you burn fat? These bioflavonoids counteract inflammation, which help natural weight loss hormones in your body, like leptin, work properly. These same bioflavonoids also help fight against allergic reactions.

Selection Process

Cherry, grape, plum, the variations are endless! No matter which kind you buy, vine-rippened are usually the freshest and they should be heavy for their size. They should be firm and well-shaped with a distinct tomato fragrance. Don't choose tomatoes that are too soft and don't store them in your refrigerator right away; the cold can ruin the taste and texture of a good tomato.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 small whole (2-2/5" dia) (91.0 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 16.4

% Daily Value*

Total fat 0.2g 0.3%

Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.1%

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 4.5mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 3.5g 1.2%

Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4.4%

Sugars 2.4g

Alcohol 0.0g

Protein 0.8g

Vitamin A 15.2% Vitamin C 20.8%
Calcium 0.9% Iron 1.4%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 1.6%
Vitamin K 9.0% Thiamin 2.2%
Riboflavin 1.0% Niacin 2.7%
Vitamin B-6 3.6% Folate 3.4%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 0.8%
Phosphorus 2.2% Magnesium 2.5%
Zinc 1.0% Selenium 0.0%
Copper 2.7% Manganese 5.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.