Tomatoes Provide Flavor and Health Benefits
Information provided by the American Dietetic Association: Your Link to Nutrition & Health
Red, yellow, pink, orange - tomatoes come in many different colors, shapes and varieties. They all taste great and provide many health benefits, too.
Just eating one tomato a day provides one-third of your daily requirement of vitamin C and one to two grams of fiber. Tomatoes are a great complement to sandwiches, salads, pasta and rice and can provide additional flavor to meat, fish and poultry.
Tomatoes are good sources of vitamin C and potassium. They also pack plenty of the phytochemicals that provide disease prevention benefits. Tomatoes are high in lycopene and phenolic compounds, which aid in heart disease prevention and can help reduce your risk of prostate and digestive tract cancers.