Tomatoes are high in the antioxidant vitamins
beta-carotene, vitamin C and vitamin E, as well as the carotenoid lycopene.
This means that tomatoes are helpful in preventing heart disease and cancers.
Tomatoes are also high in potassium but very low in sodium which means
they help combat high blood pressure and fluid retention.
Unlike some other canned foods, canned
tomatoes retain most of their nutrients. In fact, cooked or canned tomatoes
contain more lycopene than raw tomatoes. If buying canned tomatoes choose
varieties without added sodium.
Calories in Tomatoes:
4 oz/100g = 17 calories