Tomato

Tomato

The tomato is the edible, often red fruit/berry of the nightshade Solanum lycopersicum, commonly known as a tomato plant. (Wikipedia)

Allergy Alert:

A tomato allergy is a type 1 hypersensitivity to tomatoes. Type 1 allergies are commonly known as contact allergies. When a person with this type of allergy comes into contact with an allergen such as a tomato, histamines are released into exposed areas such as the skin, nose, and respiratory and digestive tracts. In turn, this causes an allergic reaction. (Krucik, 2012)(Taken from Healthline Networks, Inc.)

Common Uses:

Tomatoes can be cooked in a variety of ways or eaten raw. They are often used to compliments other dishes, such as salads or sandwiches. They are also often used in the preparation of many sauces and soups.

Nutritional Information:

Amount Per 1 medium whole (2-3/5″ dia) (123 g)

Calories 22
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.2 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 6 mg 0%
Potassium 292 mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 4.8 g 1%
Dietary fiber 1.5 g 6%
Sugar 3.2 g
Protein 1.1 g 2%
Vitamin A 20% Vitamin C 28%
Calcium 1% Iron 1%
Vitamin D 0 µg Vitamin B-6 5%
Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 3%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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