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Tomato Nutrition & Tomato Soup Nutrition Fact

(Tomato scientific name: Solanum lycopersicum)

Tomato Picture


Tomato Soup Nutrition Fact

Serving Size: 1 cup

(Canned, Commercial Tomato Soup)


Calories

Calories from fat

 

%Daily Value

Total Fat 1g

   Saturated Fat 1g

Cholesterol 0mg

Sodium 1.3g

Total Carbohydrates 35g

   Dietary Fiber 3g

   Sugars 20g

   Protein 4g

Vitamin A

Vitamin C

Calcium

Iron

150

13

 

 

2%

3%

0%

55%

11%

12%

 

9%

0%

55%

3%

20%


*Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Tomato Info

Tomato is classified as a vegetable. However, botanically speaking, tomato is a fruit of the tomato vine. Hence, tomato is both a vegetable and a fruit.

Tomato is believed to have originated from South America and was brought by the Spaniards to Europe in the 1500s and later to the Philippines, which spread throughout Asia. Today, tomato can be found world wide and consumed by all peoples in all continents. The five top producers to tomatoes are: the U.S., China, Turkey, Italy and India.

Tomato Nutrition

Based on the volume of consumption per person, tomato is the top source of Vitamin A and C in the western diet. It also contains a significant amounts of dietary fiber, beta-carotene, iron, lycopene, magnesium, niacin, potassium, phosphorus, riboflavin and thiamine.

Tomato is low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. And unlike most foods, cooking or processing of tomato is beneficial to health. It increases its lycopene content (e.g. tomato paste, catsup, tomato soup, tomato sauce). This is so because as heating up tomato breaks down its cell walls and releasing more lycopene, a phytochemical that is beneficial to good health. Test also shows that eating tomatoes has more benefits (with all of its other ingredients) than taking lycopene alone.

Tomato Nutrition Fact

Ripe & Raw Tomato

Per 100g

Tomato Vitamins

Per 100g

Water

Energy

Energy

Protein

Total dietary fiber

Lipid Fat

Ash

Calcium

Phosphorus

Iron

Sodium

Potassium

Magnesium

Copper

Manganese

Selenium

Glucose (Dextrose)

Fructose

Total sugars

94 g

18 kcal

75 kj

0.85 g

1.2 g

0.20 g

0.50 g

10 mg

24 mg

0.27 mg

5 mg

113 mg

237 mg

0.06 mg

0.115 mg

0 mcg

1.25 g

1.35 g

2.65 g

Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)

Vitamin B-12

Vitamin B-6

Vitamin A, IU

Vitamin A, RAE

Vitamin E

Vitamin K

Folate (total)

Folate, food

Folate, DFE

Thiamin

Riboflavin

Niacin

Pantothenic acid

Tocopherol, beta

Tocopherol, gama

Beta Carotene

Alpha Carotene

Lycopene

13 mg

0 mcg

0.08 mg

833 IU

42 mcg_RAE

0.54 mg_ATE

7.9 mcg

15 mcg

15 mcg

15 mcg_DFE

0.04 ug

0.02 mg

0.60 mg

0.09 mg

0.01 mg

0.12 mg

447 mcg

101 mcg

2570 mcg

*Based on USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (2005)


Medicinal Properties of Tomato

Tomatoes is rich in lycopene, the carotenoid in tomato that is responsible for it's and deep red color. Lycopene is a strong anti-oxidant that has many health benefits to the body. The foremost benefit of anti-oxidants is that it destroys cancer causing free radicals in the body. Lycopene is ten times more efficient in sniffing out free radicals than Vitamin E. Test shows that the more the consumption of tomatoes, the greater the affectivity. And the lower the risk of cancer - more so for prostate, stomach and lung cancers.

In addition to from helping prevent cancer, anti-oxidants in tomatoes is also good for the heart, helps prevent premature aging and reduces the risk of chronic diseases while foliate in tomatoes reduces women's risk of delivering a child with spinal cord and brain defects.


 

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