Botanically, a tomato is a fruit—a berry, consisting of the ovary, together with its seeds, of a flowering plant. Tomatoes are fruits that are considered vegetables by nutritionists. It is typically served as part of a salad or main course of a meal, rather than as a dessert. The tomato is consumed in diverse ways, raw or cooked, in many dishes, sauces, salads, and drinks.
Tomato is a good source of several vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C，antioxidants, high in carotenoids such as lutein and lycopene, potassium, Vitamin K1 also known as phylloquinone, Folate (vitamin B9). Those vitamins and minerals are essential for health and better functioning of the body.
Including tomatoes in daily diets are a major dietary source effective in delaying skin aging, good antioxidants which help in flushing out the harmful free radicals preventing cancer and other deadly diseases, beneficial for blood pressure control and heart disease prevention, important for blood clotting and bone health, important for normal tissue growth and cell function. It’s particularly important for pregnant women. By containing alpha-lipoic acid that aids in converting glucose into energy which helps in lowering elevated blood sugar levels.
Tomatoes also help the synthesis of good cholesterol and reduce the production of bad cholesterol. Therefore, people with any cardiovascular disease are advised to include tomatoes in their daily diet.
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